Fig Leaf Patterns Plain Short Gown & Lined Short Gown with Collar, late 18th c - early 19th c

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Fig Leaf Patterns Plain Short Gown & Lined Short Gown with Collar Pattern, From the collection of the DAR Museum.
The short gown was worn as everyday informal wear by women of nearly every class, from enslaved women and servants, to rural and well-to-do women. Easily adjusted and front-fastening, the short gown was ideal for pregnancy and breastfeeding, which was a large part of women’s lives. A turn-of-the-century woodcut showing a baby on the lap of a woman wearing a high-waisted, hip-length short gown, implies this use follows fashion. Many extant examples are clearly from the turn of the 19th century, with fashionable high waists, and that is the style constructed with this Fig Leaf Patterns Plain Short Gown & Lined Short Gown with Collar pattern.

Our Fig Leaf Patterns Plain Short Gown & Lined Short Gown with Collar Pattern:

  • Includes two graded patterns: a plain high waisted short gown with a back facing, and a lined, high-waisted short gown with long sleeves and collar.

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Size: 8-18