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1818 Silk Crepe Dress Pattern


Elaborate hem decorations seen in fashion plates of the late teens get a modest nod in these three graduated bias-cut satin bands. The cap sleeves at the shoulder and fashionably extra-long sleeves are trimmed with triple bands of satin to echo the skirt. The overall effect is subtle, relying on the contrast of texture between the shiny satin and the crinkled crepe.

The original garment was featured in DAR Museum’s exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution.

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.