Newsletter no. 7-2007

Late Century Shortgowns from Kallfors, Sweden ---- this is an earlier pattern but may be of use as a reference item.

18th century morning dress. British Museum Museum number 2010,7081.447 Description Recto Morning; a young woman shown three-quarters length sitting to right on the edge of her curtained bed, at her breakfast table, lifting her right arm as as she draws her dressing-gown across her with the other hand and looking towards the viewer; a window in the background; from a set of the times of day; after Mercier; proof before letters. Mezzotint with some etching

18th century morning dress. British Museum Museum number 2010,7081.447 Description Recto Morning; a young woman shown three-quarters length sitting to right on the edge of her curtained bed, at her breakfast table, lifting her right arm as as she draws her dressing-gown across her with the other hand and looking towards the viewer; a window in the background; from a set of the times of day; after Mercier; proof before letters. Mezzotint with some etching

Quilted linen shortgown, ca 1750.  KM 2463 :: kofta  Vit, matelasserad i blommor, blad och långa slingrande stjälkar. Halvlång ärm, vilken går i ett stycke med rygg och framstycke, s.k. kimono-modell. Brunfläckig (nov. 1994).

White linen with rough linen lining- translated as a "cardigan" Quilted matelasse of flowers, leaves and long winding stems. Half long sleeve , which is integral with the back and front,

Dressing jacket Date: 1725–50 Culture: British Medium: linen

Note, pull over. Dressing Jacket Date: Culture: British Medium: linen Dimensions: Length at CB: 27 in. cm) Credit Line: Isabel Shults Fund, 1988 Accession Number:

1770s - 18th century - woman's outfit with mixed print fabrics (jacket in stripes with flowers in between stripes, skirt in stripes, neckerchief in plaid/checks) - From "An album containing 90 fine water color paintings of costumes." Turin : [s.n.] , [ca.1775]. In the collection of the Bunka Fashion College in Japan. Underneath the illustration the word "Dutch" is handwritten in pencil. - Netherlands

A Revelation About Late 18th Century Dress

- century - woman's outfit with mixed print fabrics (jacket in stripes with flowers in between stripes, skirt in stripes, neckerchief in plaid-checks)

detail of "The Kitchen at Sandpit Gate" (Windsor, England) by Paul Sandby, circa 1752. A watercolour drawing of a maid standing at a window in a domestic interior, making pats of butter at a table, surrounded by dairy equipment. Her bedgown (jacket) is white with blue stripes, her apron is white with blue lines forming squares, and her petticoat (skirt) is dark blue with black lines forming a diagonal latticework. Her white ruffled cap is tied with a pink ribbon.

A watercolour drawing of a maid standing at a window in a domestic interior, making pats of butter at a table, surrounded by dairy equipment.

Departure from a French Inn, Grimm 1775. Stripped shortgown/bedgown.

Departure from a French Inn, Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, Caricature illustration for a book.

* Welsh  betgwn is sometimes pinned or buttoned up for work Welsh costume is called Pais a Betgwn, which is usually translated into English as 'Petticoat and Bedgown". It was mostly made of locally woven wool, in various shades of black, gray, brown, red, and occasionally blue. Locally available dyes were used, which gave rise to regional tendencies in color, for example red was most common by the shore, as the red dye was extracted from shellfish. Much of this cloth was woven in checks…

Welsh costume: flannel 'betgwn' or bedgown, century (front view) [image 1 of

Interior with a seated woman tatting; bird in a cage on the wall to left.  c.1770s Mezzotint

Interior with a seated woman making bobbin lace; bird in a cage on the wall to left.

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imagined ~ Woman Hanging out Laundry From the series of Six imagined ~ Studies of Men and Women (Zes studie-beeltjes, Naer 't leeven geteekend door J.

The 18th century bed jacket did not fade into oblivion at the stroke of the clock with the coming of the 19th century. This illustration was published in 1850, and the garment the woman is wearing would be period correct for 18th century wear, or by changing the name by which the garment was known from bed jacket to sack or sacque it remains correct through the 1860’s.

The 18th century bed jacket did not fade into oblivion at the stroke of the clock with the coming of the 19th century. This illustration was published in 1850, and the garment the woman is wearing would be period correct for 18th century wear, or by changing the name by which the garment was known from bed jacket to sack or sacque it remains correct through the 1860’s.

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