The Challenge: Finish the open robe sitting in our To Do basket of various historical costuming pieces.Fabric: Pink embroidered linen
Pattern: Dainty floral bunches
Year: Reminiscent of late 1790s or early 1800s
Notions: Vintage buttons from stash
How historically accurate is it? Used box pleating for the back of the skirt, and princess seams for the back. The shoulder seams could have been further back by an inch.
Hours to complete: Around 3-4
First worn: Modeled for photoshoot in mid-December, 2012