Description: Pet-en-l’ Air/Robe a’ la Frances The robe a` la francaise was one of the most flattering gowns worn by ladies in the 18th C. Fitted closely to the torso in the front, and has an under stomacher. The back of the gown hangs in graceful pleats from shoulder to hemline, and was popular from the 1750’s – 1770’s. In its shortened jacket form, it was usually called a pet-en-l’air or sack back jacket. [ Pattern is for pet-en-l’air , sleeve flounces and stomacher only. ] Includes instructions for extending the pet-en-l’air into a gown, and for constructing a shaped petticoat which hangs gracefully over pocket hoops.
Size & Fitting Info: Sizes[ S=6-8 ] [ M=10-12 ] [ L=14-16] [ XL=18-20 ] [2X=22-24 ]
Manufacturer: J P Ryan