Drink tea and discuss Rosetti’s newest painting with John Ruskin. Make plans to attend the opening of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta Patience. Admire the latest Liberty silks and select wallpapers for your Arts and Crafts decor with William Morris. In contrast to the artificially padded, corseted silhouettes of the era, historically inspired Artistic Dress was romantic, a little daring and provided a comfortable break in an otherwise tightly corseted day. Elegant, classic, individual: the Artistic Reform Teagown is a wonderful choice for brides and bridal parties. The Artistic Reform Teagown is the “Have your cake and eat it too” ensemble. Elegance wedded to comfort, it offers freedom of movement with the elegant lines and sumptuous opulence of the Italian Renaissance. The Artistic Reform called for both beauty and function and in these gowns those precepts are embodied.
This huge set contains pattern for:
- 3 overgowns
- underdress with three interchangeable bodice and sleeve choices
- a decorative pouch
- a tea cosy
- iron-on transfers for embroidery
- a wonderful booklet containing detailed instructions, historical information, fabric and trimming suggestions
Sizes US 6-22 included with bodice patterns for the larger busted woman in sizes 18-22 DD cup.
Overgown A with underdress A (sample)
Overgown C and underdress C (sample)