Late 1790s Indigo Print Gown

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. Its made in the same manner as my 1790s aqua striped dress, with slight changes to accommodate for the different fabric weight.

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Late 1790s Indigo Print Gown

Late 1790s Indigo Print Gown

This year has been a series of nightmare projects. I’ve been constantly ripping out stitches and redoing patterns in the hope of making something I am satisfied with. It has felt like everything I’ve tried to sew has fought me. With the exception of this project, that is. Granted I’ve made this style of dress numerous times now, but at this point I’m claiming the victory.