Replica gown - 1775 "Phebe Massey" dress - re-created by me from an extant dress in Broomall, PA. Completely hand-sewn; chestnut brown silk; apron-front style skirt; 3/4 shaped sleeves; unusual 1-inch 'growth tuck' at hemline (usually only done on children's garments). Lined with antique linen. Exact pattern taken from original garment.
"Phebe Massey" silk dress c.1770 Made, like the original, in chestnut brown silk. Entirely hand sewn, with a slight exception; after cutting the silk, I machine-overcast the edges of the six 22" wide panels that make the dress & skirt, (as the original had) so that the fabric wouldn't fray during handling and making up.