1750’s Yellow Stripe Chintz Robe a l’Anglaise

This dress was inspired by a photograph of an original gown in “Kyoto Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute” by Akiko Fukai. It consists of a petticoat and gown made of the same fabric. The petticoat is trimmed with a ruffle that is “caught up” in several places with olive ribbon. The gown or robe has “robings” along the front openings. It laces over a stomacher of the same fabric with ribbon. The matching straw hat is trimmed with velvet ribbon and straw flowers. The hat is worn over a white linen cap, both pictured on the millinery page.  It was made with the Mill Farm Robe A la Francaise or Robe A L Anglaise Pattern.

The man’s waistcoat is made of cotton broadcloth embroidered by machine to emulate period embroidery. The buttons are covered with self fabric, and the buttonholes are trimmed with blue braid. It is worn with a shirt and navy blue breeches.