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.
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.