hand sewn, fully-researched garments and accessories, 1750-1815
Block-printed cottons or chintz were popular in New England and the mid-Atlantic colonies, and turn up frequently in Rhode Island inventories. They dress up well for the those in the middle class.
Indian Block Print Cotton Late 1770s Gown
Indian block-print cotton gown with closed bodice and open skirts. Modeled after one in Costume in Detail, this entirely hand-sewn gown is suitable for middling Colonial American impressions 1775-1785. Fits sizes 12-14, bust 38-40, waist 30-32. Skirts can easily be shortened. Petticoat and accessories not included.
Chintz is well-documented in the American colonies, though jackets are found primarily in New York and points south, where Dutch (or German) colonists influenced fashion.
Dutch Chintz Jacket ca 1775
Made from the JP Ryan pattern, this entirely hand-sewn jacket in documented reproduction cotton chintz will fit a size 12-14, and possibly a little larger. The jacket pins closed in front, and will fit busts 38-40 and waists 30-32. Worn once.
“Batwing” purple cotton print gown
Made from the Larkin & Smith English gown pattern, this cotton gown with matching stomacher will fit sizes 12-14 (bust 38-40, waist 30-33, free hips). Made for a taller woman with regular torso length, the skirts may easily be shortened. Worn once. Price includes shipping
Innovative roller prints were popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This dress uses a reproduction print to enhance the sense of slender length suggested by the dress style. (Second from left)
1795-1805 Day Dress or Work Gown
Made from the Past Patterns "Lewis and Clark" gown, this hand-sewn day dress in a blue reproduction roller print cotton will fit sizes 12-14, and is hemmed at work gown length for a taller woman-- though the skirts can easily be shortened. Washed and ready to wear with drawstring front closings.
Handsewn and hand covered using acid-free adhesives and base paper, this box is ideal for historical sewing supplies, gloves, or other small accessories, 1780-1820. Accessories not included. Price includes shipping.