Look lovely in a Sacque!
The robe battante is a direct descendant of the robe de chambre of the 17th century. This informal wrapping gown began life as a silk brocade or printed cotton robe. It was folded into pleats to make it more wearable and belted to kept it closed. In the 1710s and 20s French ladies caught these folds into the shoulder seams or held them by means of a neckline binding.
Our easy-to-use pattern, based on extant and pictorial examples, helps you make your own ubiquitous Sacque or Robe Français also modernly called the "Watteau Back Gown".
Fits busts 30½"-48" and waists 23"-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 or fine wool
Notions: thread, (optional) cord & buttons for polonaise, (optional) lacing cord or ribbon
Yardage Requirements: 6 yds at least 60" wide