Aqua Striped Dress

A late 1790s cotton gathered-front round gown.


Inspiration & Resources

Useful Books & Links An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion after the Revolution. DAR Museum, 2016.

Bradfield, Nancy. Costume In Detail: Women's Dress 1730-1930. Plays, Inc., 1985

Barreto, Cristina, and Martin Lancaster. Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion: 1795-1815. Skira Editore, 2011.
Pattern The pattern is based on my existing drawstring dress patterns and my 1790s base patterns, but I used the “Taffeta Round Gown, 1795-1800” pattern on page 172 of An Agreeable Tyrant as a a major reference.

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