RH831 — 1790s-1810s Lady's Riding or Traveling Outfit
RH831 — 1790s-1810s Lady's Riding or Traveling Outfit
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RH831 — 1790s-1810s Lady's Riding or Traveling Outfit

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Ride in Regency style!

Throughout history women have worn feminized versions of men’s fashionable dress. All through the 18th century, women wore men's fashion as part of riding and traveling attire. 

When the French Revolution changed fashion, it also changed riding habits. In the early 19th century riding habits were still styled along masculine lines, though feminine details were preserved.

Our easy-to-use pattern, based on extant and pictorial examples, helps you make your own 1790s through 1810s Lady's Riding Habit, including Jacket, and gown with train.

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:
Jacket: fine worsted wool or cotton twill, silk for lining
Skirts fine worsted wool or cotton twill
Bodice taffeta lined with fine cotton

Notions: thread; ribbon or tape for looping up skirts

Yardage Requirements:
Jacket 2 yds at least 45” wide
Bodice 1 yd at least 36” wide
Skirts 4 yds at least 45” wide

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