Fig Leaf Patterns Sleeveless Spencer c. 1798-1800
Fig Leaf Patterns Sleeveless Spencer, From the collection of the DAR Museum; this sleeveless spencer was featured in the DAR exhibit "An Agreeable Tyrant"
The Sleeveless Spencer’s masculine cut and strips of braid, imitating the trim on military uniforms, contrast with the delicate drapery of the muslin fabric. Sleeveless Spencers were very popular in the last years of the 1790s into the early years of the 19th Century. This style of vest has a very short back and some form of ruffle or peplum ornamentation to highlight the high waistline.
This Fig Leaf Patterns Sleeveless Spencer pattern is for construction of a circa 1798-1800 Gown
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