Cecilia’s 1780s Gown


Dear Jennie,

For my new gown I have used your new 1780’s pattern and I was very pleased with it. It was a joy to work with as all your patterns! I have adopted it a bit as I wanted a round gown, so I have changed the front into an apron front. I used silk taffetta and lined it with cotton. I added a kind of fichu/chemisette as seen on the fashionplate from 1786 I have also uploaded and a belt worn under the bust called “à la Dido.”


Utterly, utterly astonishing, Cecilia! This is fabulous work. You really got the look of the fashion plate!

4 Comments on Cecilia’s 1780s Gown

  1. Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns
    February 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm (5 years ago)

    Stunning! The sheen of the silk is gorgeous, and the contrast of black and white is breathtaking. What an exquisite gown! You look like you belong in a Georgian assembly room!

    Happy sewing,


  2. Penny DiPalma
    March 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm (5 years ago)

    Absolutely Fabulous madam! Do you have any more info on the fashion plate itself?

  3. Mamsell S.
    April 16, 2012 at 9:53 am (5 years ago)

    Such a beautiful gown! The fabric is so beautiful and the look of the fashion plate uncredibly well captured. Gorgeous!

  4. Tina
    December 31, 2012 at 1:19 am (4 years ago)

    I create like this only in my dreams!!! Stunning!!!


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