JP Ryan Pet-en-lair or Robe a la Francaise Pattern



Popular from the 1750's thru the 1770's, this jacket was also known as a "short sack" by the English.  Originally worn for all types of wear, it moved by the late 70's as a more formal gown The jacket, remained versatile being made of fine textiles and trims for more formal wear and stamped or painted cottons for day wear. Pattern includes pet-en-l'air, sleeve flounces and stomacher with directions to extend for gown and to make petticoat suitable for pocket hoops. Two sizes per pattern.