Extensive Pattern Set for 1840-1860s Adjustable Morning Dress, Wrapper and Maternity Dresses. This dress was called different things according to the style abd fashion. It is a morning dress. If left undarted and loose at the waist is is a wrapper. If darted, confined at the waist with its belt and made with finer material it is a gown suitable for a wider range of occasions. If it is made of materials that will wash, or wool and finished plain it can be called a work dress. Worn loose it can be worn for maternity.
View A is a bishop sleeved wrapper with a piped jewel neckline, which can be left open for a fancy petticoat. View B is a close sleeved wrapper with mancherons and a standing collar. View C is a coat sleeved wrapper with a flat collar which can be cut large or small. All views have a one-piece front, cartridge pleated skirt and an optional drawstring.
US Size 6-34 included (= Bust 77,5 – 140 cm / 30,5 – 56″, Waist 58,5 – 120 cm / 23 – 48″).
Extensive set with 9 large format pattern sheets and comprehensive illustrated instructions, including historical notes.