An over-robe, in this case a transparent over garment, was a fashionable accessory for evening or walking wear. Made of gauze or sarcenet, it often had an embroidered or painted border. The garment later developed into the pelisse, an outdoor jacket. Robes of silk brocade or jacquard with long trains might be worn to court as late as the 1820’s. It can be made in various lengths, and it may be rounded or square in front.

This pattern includes 4 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 2 pattern sheets. They are printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a white paper envelope.

All sizes Petite – X-large are included.

No. 1810-2
Sleeveless over robe for evening or outerwear.
Various lengths.
Rounded or square front.
Decoration ideas.
Photo shows the Open Robe over the Frock.


1800 - 1820 Open Robe Pattern

The Mantua-Maker

Historical Sewing Patterns