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

$18.50

( / )
Unavailable

FL219S

Please select all options.

From the collection of the DAR Museum

The short gown was worn by women of nearly every class, from enslaved women and servants to rural and well-to-do women for everyday informal wear. Easily adjusted and front-fastening, the short gown was also ideal for pregnancy and breastfeeding, which took up a large part of many women’s lives. A turn of the century woodcut with a baby on the lap of a woman wearing a high-waisted, hip-length short gown implies this uses follow fashion: many extant examples are clearly from the turn of the 19th century with fashionable high waists.

  • Enclosed are 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.
Size: 8-18