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Women's Patterns 1730-1800
Authentic, Documented Historic Clothing Patterns
for the Living History, Museum and Theatrical Costumer

Women 1730-1800 Women 1790-1820 Children & Infants
Men 1750-1800 Men 1790-1830 Accessories

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Woman's and Girl's Caps
Everyday Headwear

View A: Round Eared Cap has several variations, including single or double ruffles, and ruffles that are continuous and un-split at top center of the forehead, or that are split at that point. There are also two sizes of caul (back piece) for the woman's size, which can accommodate different head sizes and hairstyles, and a Girl’s or Small Woman’s size. The caul neckline has a narrow drawstring. c.1740-1810.
View B: Mob Cap is quite adjustable, and is given only in the size of the original caps. The top of the headpiece (front piece) has two delicate drawstrings, and the caul neckline has a narrow drawstring. c. 1740-1820. Worn especially by older women during the early 1800s.
View C: Grand Coiffe is a sheer cotton muslin head covering frequently worn over another cap, such as the round eared cap, sometimes under a hat, and is also worn for un-dress (inside home) without a cap. It can have a very narrow lace trim on the hems. The back of the head has a delicate drawstring, which draws up the triangular cut of the coiffe into a nicely fitting shape. c. 1730-1790.

Pattern KK-6602
$18.00 US each

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View B

Our very authentic bedgown pattern!
Woman's Bedgown

"Manteau de Lit" - 1730-1770

A full scale pattern, based on the text and illustrations in Description des Arts et Métiers, Art du Tailleur, by M. de Garsault, 1769. Commonly worn by working class women as day wear. Sleeve style is "en pagoda". Upper body and sleeves are lined. Several variations of sleeves and body are discussed. Cut and construction based on the original text (as well as illustrations), common techniques of the period, as well as research on bedgowns.

Bedgown - Manteau de Lit

See the review in Muzzleloader Magazine,
Nov/Dec 1999 issue!

Original French text and English translation, are included!
Also includes illustrations meticulously redrawn from Garsault.

Includes sizes XS-M-L-XL-XXL-XXXL
Pattern KK-6501
$20.00 US each


Woman's Shift - 1750-1800

   Woman's Shift
Second Half of the 18th Century (1750-1800)
English Style Shift (Chemise)

A full size pattern of this undermost garment, with stitching instructions, including whip gathered ruffle. This pattern is a composite of similar characteristics found in three original shifts now in museum collections, plus additional documentation. Inkjet printed pattern.

Includes sizes S-M-L-1X-2X-3X-4X.

Pattern Revised March 2012
Please see our Notice on this pattern

Pattern KK-6102
$18.00 US each


Woman's Cap & Bonnet
c. 1760-1800*
Working Class English Style Headwear

Based on original eighteenth century cutting directions, with construction techniques from originals. The cap can be documented to an earlier period. A similar bonnet can be documented to an earlier period.
Many variations of bonnets are found in advertisements, prints, and paintings, including many of Quakers who continued to use plain, unadorned bonnets well into the 19th century, beyond their fashionable use.

Includes three caps sizes, original bonnet size, and a smaller graded size.
* This pattern was formerly dated
"Fourth Quarter of 18th Century"

Pattern KK-6601
$14.00 US each

Woman's Cap & Bonnet

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Woman's Short Cloak  Woman's Short Cloak
Second half of the 18th Century (1750-1800)

A comfortable, functional, working cloak.
Just right for cool days and chilly nights! Based on original eighteenth century cutting directions, with construction techniques from several extant garments.

Includes sizes S-M-L-XL-XXL.

Pattern KK-6901
$16.00 US each

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Stockings, Pockets & Mitts

A full scale, multi-size, pattern for constructed stockings for men or women, with instructions for custom fitting. Can be made of knitted cloth, or of linen cut on the bias (good for 17th, 18th, early 19th century). Five pocket styles, including three mid-18th century (English, Scotch, & Italian), and two second half 18th century from America. Also includes a pattern for women's common linen mitts, cut on the bias (one size).

Includes stocking sizes S-M-L-XL-2X-3X

Pattern KK-6001
$15.00 US each

Stockings, Pockets & Mitts