Do the Empire in style!
The Regency Period conjures up images of women swanning around the manicured lawns of stately homes wearing diaphanous white high-waisted gowns that look more like nightgowns to the modern eye than daywear. But it did not take long before women wearing these beautiful dresses made from fine imported cotton came home to the fact that the weather in England is bloody awful.
Female riding costume supplied an idea: a short jacket that ended under the bust. Enter the pelisse.
Our easy-to-use pattern helps you make a lady’s pelisse circa 1815-20 based on an extant and pictorial examples.
Fits busts 30″- 50″. All sizes in one envelope.
Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you’ve come to expect from Reconstructing History.
Suggested Fabrics: silk taffeta, fine wool (heavy cotton or linen for underbody)
Notions: thread, buttons, hooks and eyes (closure), passementerie and decoration to taste
Yardage Requirements: 6 yards at least 54” wide