18th Century Pocket Panniers (JR-104)

Period: Colonial Description: Boned hanging pockets which tie around the waist. Pocket hoops, considered most fashionable at some times but not at others, were by far and away the most practical and convenient. [ 1 ] it is not necessary to wear additional pockets, [ 2 ] they can be fastened [tied] in front, [ […]

18th Century Lady’s Cap (JR-105)

Period: Colonial Description: A simple cap to cover the head, which can be worn with the ears turned toward or away from the face, as desired. Ladies caps should be made of light to medium weight linen for the most authentic appearance. Other fabrics would include linen/cotton blends or cotton. Ladies’ caps were always white, […]

1770’s Dormeuse Cap (JR-108)

Period: Colonial Description: The dormeuse, or French night cap, was especially popular in the 1770’s. This style was also referred to as a baigneuse, or bathing cap. The crown of the cap fits loosely over the head, with rounded wings or ears framing the face. The night cap may be worn close to the face […]

1770-1785 Lady’s Caraco Jacket (JR-101)

Period: Colonial Description: This style of caraco jacket was a popular ladies fashion from 1770 – 1785. This caraco is designed with a false stomacher front which has a center front hook and eye closure. The over-the-elbow length sleeves are finished with shaped cuffs. An optional ruching strip may be fastened across the stomacher to […]

18th C Woman’s Basic Clothing Kit (JR-102)

Period: Colonial Description: Contains pattern for a short gown, a hip-length unfitted jacket with long sleeves, to be held closed with straight pins and apron. Also a pattern for a pocket, [ a shaped bag worn tied around the waist under the visible petticoat. ] It also contains a pattern diagram for a chemise/shift, which […]

18th Century Strapless Stays (JR-103)

Period: Colonial Description: These strapless, fully-boned stays are designed to reshape the torso in the same way the originals did two hundred years ago. They are also designed for comfort, to be worn on a modern 20th century body. Like the original strapless 18th c. stays, these stays do not compress the lower ribcage or […]

Manteau-de lit (Bedgown) (JR-107)

Period: Colonial Description: This T shaped Jacket/Bed Gown is taken from Description des Arts et Metiers by M. Garsault, 1769. This unfitted, T-shaped jacket pattern has a shawl collar that continues into robings. It is knee-length, has seven-eighths length sleeves and underarm gussets. The bed-gown may be held closed with straight pins or an apron, […]

18th Century Jackets (JR-109)

Period: Colonial Description: This group of 1750’s – 1780’s jackets uses one basic body with stomacher, front, back, sleeve, cuff, skirt and length variations. Each view is composed of different pieces, and the pieces may be combined to create jacket styles suitable for the 1750’s, 1760’s, 1770’s to 1780’s. The dates given on each view […]

Robe a’l’ Anglaise (English Gown) (JR-110)

Period: Colonial Description: The Most versatile gown of the 18th C! Quick and easy to construct, can take your from encampment to ballroom, depending on your choice of fabric and trimmings. Similar gowns appear in collections of 18th C costumes all over the world. Included in each package is a small sleeve flounce pattern, not […]