18th Century Woman’s Flounces and Mitts


Pattern by: Mill Farm

Made in the USA

This includes a full scale pattern for adding one of two styles of whitework embroidery single or double elbow flounces to the sleeves of a gown and making elbow length fingerless mitts with a pattern for embroidery. In The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London of 1783 “BENJAMIN WILLIAMS was indicted for feloniously stealing . . .  one muslin flounce, value 8 s.” And

in The Pennsylvania Packet of 1773 “Ran away . . .  an Irish servant girl . . .  she had on and took with her . . .  a pair of black silk mitts” as cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls.

2 in stock

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