Dressing Up, Dressing Down

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Bed-Gown 1770-1790 (1972.110)

Object Name: gown & bedgown

Date: 1760 - 1780

Accession Number: 1972.110
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • linen
Support
 
Technique
  • Block printed
Description

Bedgown of white plain-weave linen, printed in indigo using China blue block printing. A formal pattern of dots and trailing flowers. Two weaves of white/dark blue checked linen used, one for lining back, one for lining gown fronts. Short gore at each side of sideseam for fitting over skirt (hence female garment). fronts not meeting by 4cm. Shoulder line slashed for 7cm at each side neck. Short sleeve sections extended by long unshaped rectangular piece, and lining stopping short by 12cms, allowing for turning up of cuffs.

Dimensions

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Height: 80 cm
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