This set of patterns copied from the extant reticules in the collection of the DAR Museum are wonderful examples of the wide variety made from cotton and linen textiles. Some are very plain rectangles while others have more complex shapes such as hexagonal or modified ovals. Some include very detailed insertion work and embroidery or pen and ink poetry and drawings....all of which are fine examples of women’s handiwork with both needle and pen. Several were featured in the exhibit “An Agreeable Tyrant”: Fashion After the Revolution.
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.