The most versatile dress of the Golden Age of Piracy!
Make yourself a Mantua based on extant English examples from the 1680s-1710s. Upper class and lower class, closed front and open front, and trained and non-trained versions included.
Fits busts 30½" to 48" and waists 23" to 41". All sizes in one envelope.
Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.
Suggested Fabrics: silk, linen, or wool
Notions: thread; (optional) metal rings; (optional) cord & buttons or hooks & eyes for looped back
Mantua (no train) - 4 yds at least 45" wide
Mantua (with train) - 6 yds at least 45" wide
Petticote (no train) - 3 yds at least 60" wide; lining (optional) 3 yds at least 60" wide
Petticote (trained) - 4 yds at least 60" wide; lining (optional) 4 yds at least 60" wide
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