C. 1760s Yellow Night-gown Handbook


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By Michelle Barker

This book is a unique glimpse into a stunning c.1760s yellow nightgown originally made in the 1730's and altered at least 2 times to become it's final version in the 1760's. This book studies the gown in beautiful detail. It covers everything from an examination of the 18th century sewing techniques, to an in-depth photographic study and a detailed section on how to reconstruct the gown with the techniques as seen on it today.

The step-by-step guide features the original sewing techniques found on the gown accompanied by photos, illustrations, grids and references. A full history of the gown along with all the other gowns examined to assist in the in-depth research of this gown are listed.  All of this is designed to help the reader create their very own c.1760s "night-gown".

  • First in the "Original Garment Study Series."
  • 178 pages and multiple full color photographs.
  • Softcover.

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