Pattern By: Larkin and Smith
Made in the USA
Gowns with back lacing were worn from the age of toddlers up to preteens and are appropriate for c. 1750s-1770s. For very young girls an optional pattern piece for leading strings is included. Gowns like this were made of linen, printed cottons, worsted or silk and although hand sewing is preferred supplemental machine sewing instructions are included only where it will not affect the final look of the gown. Each pattern comes with three pattern sizes and it is drafted directly from an original gown in a private collection.
After visiting many museums across the US and England, Larkin and Smith have been giving gown workshops for over 12 years. This gown pattern is developed from these years of examining extant gowns and practical fitting of gowns on modern bodies. If you like this pattern try the Larkin and Smith Woman's English Gown Pattern.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 30 August, 2019.