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.


Sewing Box

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.


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  1. Gertraud Schneider said:

    do you sip to austria (europe) too?

  2. Gertraud Schneider said:

    sorry, it shoulr read ship!

  3. Gertraud Schneider said:

    thank you. i will have a look. and i have to consider customs…..

  4. Gertraud Schneider said:

    Sorry for asking here, but I did not find these items in your etsy-shop: are the 1795-1805 Day Dress or Work Gown and the Dutch Chintz Jacket ca 1775 still available? and how much would the two items cost (shipping included)?

    • The day dress is only listed here; the chintz jacket just sold and needs to come down from here– my apologies. I’m asking $175 for the roller print gown (it is entirely handsewn). Shipping to….Austria? Looks like first class shipping is about $25, so the total would be $200. I can send you a paypal invoice if the email that appears in your comments will reach you. Thanks so much– and my apologies for being slow to update across platforms. You can reach me at kittycalash (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Hi– is the Indian Block Print Cotton Late 1770s Gown an English or Italian gown? And what is the arm circumference, and the back torso length?

    • It’s English, in that the back pleats are in one piece with the CB skirts. At its widest, the upper arm is 13″.
      back torso (bodice) length is 17″ CB and 16″ crest of shoulder to top of skirts. I can email images to you of the back w/ a tape measure if it would help. I can be reached at kittycalash (at) gmail (dot) com


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