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!

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