Colonial Fashions for Girls!
Ladies Mitts in Silk and Linen
18" Doll Wardrobe Collections!
This is the simplified version
of a period design for informal everyday attire in a one-piece dress.
for a non-fussy, period look for Living history or museum guides
Dress Fabrics: Solid color cottons, or
This formal ensemble is made up of the
petticoat (underskirt) and gown, the common components of the 18th century lady's
wardrobe. Like the day dress, the ball gown also features a low square neckline
and natural waist. The center front of the bodice is trimmed as a false stomacher
with a layer of lace emphasizing the pointed center front. Sleeves are elbow length
with rich, frothy flounces of lace at the elbows. Bands of ruched lace, called
"robings" run up the front edges of the gown and around the neckline.
Gown has a pointed front and back waistline and full skirt. The Dress Bodice has
a low, round neckline edged with self-fabric ruching.
Robe a la Francaise or Sack-back Gown
is the classic version of the lovely 18th century "Sack-back" gown,the Robe a
la Francaise, c.1770
"Basic" and "Festival" Dresses . . . . . For those who require the look of a Colonial-styled dress.
This is the perfect solution for women who are not re-enactors on a regular basis, but want to look the part for a wedding, historic festival, heritage day, or special event. A perfect low-key historical look for historic site docents and living history guides.
Both dresses in this section are very simple in make and fit. They are one-piece dresses, made to be worn with modern undergarments, with some ease of fit. These styles are not meant for use with side-hoops - - the skirts are even length all round. Dresses have a laced-back fastening with a center modesty placket, and there is some size adjustment possible. . . . .
Please note- this dress style is NOT custom-fitted but is made in regular dress sizes; please be sure to send accurate bust and waist measurements!
Dress Fabrics: Solid color cottons only.
dress . . . . . A
"no-frills" version for those who want a truly plain, basic dress, wish
to add lace and trims themselves, or prefer to accessorize with a choice of seperate
clothing pieces (i.e. kerchief, apron, etc.).
note- dress is NOT custom-fitted (as are our other gowns) ,but is made in regular
dress sizes; please be sure to send accurate bust and waist measurements!
Basic Dress Fabrics: Solid color cottons only
Ordering Information: Fabrics and Styles -
Outfits are available in the fabrics as stated in individual descriptions:When ordering, please give 1st, 2nd and 3rd color choices, or send color sample - they will be matched as closely as possible.
With Gown/Petticoat outfits,two colors (in the same fabric) may be requested. (Sorry, no mixing of fabrics - outfits are done in a single fabric type only.)
Side-hoops were commonly worn with all these styles; please remember to state if your gown should be cut to be worn with or without side-hoops.(except for Basic and Festival dresses which are not available for side hoops)
For further information on custom order items contact: email Williamsburg RoseŠ