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Larkin and Smith Bed Gown c. 1760s-1770s


This bed gown pattern is based on original English bed gowns c. 1770s. The bed gown is fully lined with long sleeves that can be turned up to make a cuff or left long. Period construction is noted in the directions with alternate hand finish/machine directions. Also included in the pattern are instructions for making a petticoat, apron and handkerchief. This gown is an easy starter project for the beginning seamstress. Bed gowns are not formal wear and do not require stays for a good fit (although stays should be worn with them). Because of this, women with proper gowns might consider a bed gown to wear in the morning before you've put on your stays or in the evening after a hot day. In The Pennsylvania Packet of 1775, "Ran Away . . .  an Irish servant girl . . .  had on and took with her . . .  two striped bed gowns, one lincey and the other linen" as cited in Wenches, Wives and Servant Girls.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 04 August, 2015.

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