Burnley & Trowbridge Banyan Pattern - Hybrid Format


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Banyans are a masculine gown for undress worn in the 18th century. Unlike wrapping gowns (which are loose and T-shaped), banyans are more closely fitted to the person following a similar shape to a coat. They are not quite as fitted as coats, however, and could have easily been purchased from the ready made/import market.

As such, banyans may not have the same precision of fit that would have been expected of a coat in the period. This makes a banyan a great semi fitted garment to make before attempting a more closely fitted piece such as a coat or jacket.

  • Based on extensive research, our pattern allows you to create a lined banyan.
  • This pattern includes a unique sizing system which accommodates chests ranging from 36-56 inches.
  • Suggested fabrics include silk taffetas, silk or wool damasks, printed cottons, and plain woven linens and wools.
  • This pattern is a Hybrid Pattern and includes a digital 24 page full color/fully illustrated instruction manual with a physical print copy of the pattern itself. Learn more about our Hybrid Pattern Format.
  • **You will receive an email with the link to the digital instructions when your order ships.**

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