I’ve sewn a victorian wrapper or dressing gown.
‘Dressing-gowns are generally made of warm materials, for the winter, as flannels, either printed or plain […] For summer, they are of dimity, calico, twilled muslin, and sometimes, though rarely, of silk.’ (The Workwoman’s Guide, 1840)
I’ve used an off-white cotton flannel fabric printed with pink roses and green leaves. As it was an old fabric, it had less fabric width than modern fabric, and I had less fabric than I wished. But the fabric seemed so suitable for an 1850s wrapper.
The wrapper is closed in front with silver and pearl buttons.
The wrapper is worn over the corset and petticoats.