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E-Pattern- 1890s Victorian Dressing Gown- Tea Gown- Wrapper- Bust 37"

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Wearing History Archive Couture Pattern #AC122

Download and PRINT AT HOME on US Letter or A4 size paper. Also include Copy Shop size A0.

1898 Woman's Dressing Gown

One Size Only- Size 37" Bust.

Waist adjustable because the front is not fitted, but most likely originally for 26" waist.

A beautiful and detailed dressing gown or tea gown from 1898. This would be worn around the house, for getting dressed, or for breakfast. If made in fancier fabrics it would be suitable for a tea gown. Since the front waist is unfitted this can be worn for regular wear or for maternity wear.
This pattern is color blocked in the original period illustration. To do this you must make the gown by mounting a fabric and contrast fabric together. The join is covered by a ruffle. There are not separate pieces included for the color blocking, but there is a line indicated on the pattern for where to cut. You could also make this from a single fabric with no color blocking.

**Please note this pattern has no collar or jabot included. You will need to supplement a collar and jabot.**

The sample is shown in 1/3 scale, however, this is for a FULL SIZE HUMAN pattern!

- EXPERT Difficulty -

EXPERT difficulty. Must be able to put a garment together with no instruction. You may wish to have a sewing book handy for detailed techniques. No seam or hem allowance given. There are NO GRAIN LINES on the pieces. I included a few pages of photos for tricky parts. Also a few notes on the pieces in paragraphs.

Please read below for more information about what is included and what is not.


From an original 1898 period sewing pattern from La Mode Illustree.

Archive Couture patterns are an exercise for one’s skills, and an adventure into understanding sewing from antique patterns. Please read more details about this pattern below.

-Size and Yardage-

This pattern is available in one size only.

This pattern size indicated is 37" bust.

Test pattern placement on a modern width to estimate yardage. Modern yardage charts unavailable.


-A clean, computer drawn pattern of the basic pattern shapes needed to create the garment illustrated.
-Very basic original text-only sewing description and very basic instructions

- - What Is NOT Included With This Pattern - -
As per the "About Archive Couture Patterns" paragraph below, what is not included is standard of patterns of this age.

-NO Seam or Hem Allowance
-NO sewing illustrations. You must be familiar with how to put a garment together using pattern shapes and garment illustration.
-NO finishing techniques or facing pieces
-NO trim placement.
-NO button and buttonhole placement.
-NO collar. This did not originally have a collar piece included.

- - About Archive Couture Patterns - -
Archive Couture patterns are of Advanced Difficulty and recommended for those who are familiar with putting patterns together with little to no instruction, and who are familiar with pattern alterations for fit. These patterns are have been taken from original historical source materials. These sources may include diagrams, overlapping patterns in magazine issues, early tissue paper patterns, or other period source material. The source material was used by experienced home sewists, dressmakers, or tailors of the period from which they are derived. These patterns were only available only in single sizes, with details such as grain lines or buttonholes most often unmarked. Wearing History has clarified markings (where given) and supplied tips for working with these historical patterns. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book on hand to help with construction and fitting. Archive Couture patterns follow the period shapes of the original period source material, maintaining the historical accuracy and fit of the completed garment. Fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry. Fit and proportion of these patterns are different than modern costume patterns and may require alteration to fit your modern body, even when wearing period style foundations. Several mock ups may be required to achieve ideal fit. We believe these patterns should not be lost to time or languish in historical archives, but be made available for historical sewing enthusiasts of today.



This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper. You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale. Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern.

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    For A4/US LETTER paper:

    Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. Print the PDF file on your home printer, cut off on the lines given, and tape them together. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

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Carefully Researched

All of our patterns are carefully researched and based on either public domain materials or our own creations. Lauren applies her decades worth of practical application of historical fashion and technical skills when making these patterns, and often supplies watch points for making. External helps are available on Wearing History on YouTube and on Wearing History Blog to help you learn to sew history.