This dress is a white muslin "apron-front" dress with low neck, high waist, narrow skirt, and half-length sleeves. The bodice opens at center front. The dress’s plain, sturdy cotton and loose fit the of the sleeves suggest it was an everyday dress for work in the home. This dress is believed to have belonged to Ann Baily Taylor. The corset (FLP 228) fits under this dress, supporting this attibution by the donor. Ann Taylor Married in 1804 and lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
This dress would have been worn over a with a shift, stays, and at least one petticoat.
Check the measurement charts for sizing. Patterns are printed on 20lb weight paper, with multiple sizes each uniquely color-coded on the pattern. Includes documentation, photographs, drawings, and sewing instructions focusing on period construction methods, but can be sewn using modern sewing machine methods. The person who buys any one of these patterns can be confident that the pattern shapes are period correct which allows the individual the option to be as period correct in sewing techniques and construction as he or she wishes to be.