Now for a pattern

Ok, my patterns for undergarments seem to be ok. I’ll need one for chemises, but there are a couple of internet tutorials out there, and they don’t seem to be too hard. Dresses..hmmm what do I like? Well it looks as though whatever I do, I’ll have to order from the States as that’s where most of the more historical patterns live. Here’s a good page which has lists of historical patterns. I think I’ll go with the JP Ryan Robe a l’Anglaise and/or Robe a la Francaise. They seem to be highly recommended and designed for wearing stays. The also seem to be quite versatile. I’ll draw up a few designs and see what the lades think!