1770 En Forreau' Gown 18" Dolls


A beautiful historical fashion for your 18 inch American Girl Doll! This gown is based on the popular En Forreau' dress style from the 1770's where the bodice and skirt at the center back were cut in one piece and pleated to fit. The gown and the matching petticoat are made of an 18th century reproduction print. The cuffs feature a small pleat at the inside elbow and the sides have hidden openings to access pockets. Dresses from this time period were often fastened in the front with straight pins..... for practical reasons, I opted to use snaps instead. The gown can be worn down or tied up with the hidden tapes to form a bustle. The petticoat is historically detailed with front and back ties that form pocket openings at the sides.

Supplies Needed:

  • Gown: 1/2 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits.1 yard 1/2 inch wide lace.
  • Bodice Lining: 1/6 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton batiste.
  • Petticoat: 1/3 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton, linen, or silk.
  • Closures: For gown and Petticoat, 4 size 4/0 snaps and 2 yards 1/4 inch wide cotton twill tape.
  • Fichu (Neckerchief): 1 small ladies handkerchief about 10 inches square, or a 10 inch square piece of cotton batiste, hakerchief linen, swiss dot. or fine lace.

Skill Level: Intermediate

What You Get: One 19 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF pattern provides digitally illustrated step-by-step instructions. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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