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Early Empire Round Robe

  The round gown is made of cotton muslin with printed floral pattern and can be worn separately. The round gown was made according to the adapted pattern of an open gown dated to 1797, located in Museum of Costume in Bath (N. Waugh: The cut of women´s clothes, 1600-1930). The gown has an inner bib pinned with pins and separate front parts of the gown are gathered and crossed at the front (next photo). The outfit is completed with the silk sash and the pair of gloves. The headdress consists of the white muslin cap and the straw hat trimmed with ribbons bound under the chin and pink ostrich feathers.

Tailor's - Hanka, Early Empire Round Roba, part 2
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Tailor's - Hanka, Early Empire Underdress, part 1