Fig Leaf Patterns Work Dress c.1795
This gown is designed to be worn over a shift, period stays, and petticoats. The drawstring back bodice allows the wear to adjust the fit in the back of the garment. This sewing pattern was drafted from this original gown in the collection of the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, South Carolina. Included in the instructions is an analysis of the weave structure of the fabric.
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