Historical Sewing Patterns
The pattern for this dress is copied from an original worn by a country woman in upstate New York. It was an everyday dress; not a scrub the floor dress, but probably not her Sunday best.
The sleeve is 'en gigot', very full leg of mutton shaped at the top and tapering to the wrist. The bodice is loosely fitted and fairly high waisted, with no bust darts and no boning. The front overlaps to the left side and is pinned in place.
For the Late Regency / Early Romantic eras.
En gigot sleeves.
Based on a historical garment.
Decoration and variation ideas included.