Fig Leaf Pattern 101 c. 1770s gown

Photographs of the original garment in the collection of the Sumter County Museum, Sumter, SC. The garment was measured and a replica made from which the Fig Leaf Patterns 101 was made.
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Wedding day of Jason Smith & Susannah Bridges Smith.  Susan made the FL 101 dress out of purple velvet.

Wedding day of Jason Smith & Susannah Bridges Smith. Susan made the FL 101 dress out of purple velvet.

Pattern cover.  Pattern available in sizes 8-18 or 18-28 from http://figleafpatterns.fatcow.com/gallery.html

Pattern cover. Pattern available in sizes 8-18 or 18-28 from http://figleafpatterns.fatcow.com/gallery.html

Miniature watercolor on ivory is a copy of a portrait by John Smart painted 1773 of Elizabeth Allen Deas.  E.A. Deas wore the original gown from which the Fig Leaf Pattern 101 is taken.  Original miniature is in the collection of the Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, SC.

Miniature watercolor on ivory is a copy of a portrait by John Smart painted 1773 of Elizabeth Allen Deas. E.A. Deas wore the original gown from which the Fig Leaf Pattern 101 is taken. Original miniature is in the collection of the Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, SC.

Showing selvedge of the silk with a faint blue line, as well as hem of skirt of gown c. 1770s.  Sumter County Museum, SC.

Showing selvedge of the silk with a faint blue line, as well as hem of skirt of gown c. 1770s. Sumter County Museum, SC.

Interior view of the bodice back showing stitches of the facing and should strap on the lining.  Original garment in the collection of the Sumter County Museum, SC.

Interior view of the bodice back showing stitches of the facing and should strap on the lining. Original garment in the collection of the Sumter County Museum, SC.

Construction information on the interior of the bodice.  Original garment from the collection of the Sumter County Museum, SC.

Construction information on the interior of the bodice. Original garment from the collection of the Sumter County Museum, SC.

Exterior picture of the CB waist seam with skirt box pleated into waist.  Original gown from the collection of the Sumter County Museum, SC.  Gown c. 1770s

Exterior picture of the CB waist seam with skirt box pleated into waist. Original gown from the collection of the Sumter County Museum, SC. Gown c. 1770s

Armscye showing inside and outside of the sleeve and bodice of gown c. 1770s.  Sumter County Museum, SC

Armscye showing inside and outside of the sleeve and bodice of gown c. 1770s. Sumter County Museum, SC

Shows the stitches and shape of the back facing of the original gown from the Sumter County Museum, SC.

Shows the stitches and shape of the back facing of the original gown from the Sumter County Museum, SC.

Front shoulder seam of gown c. 1770s.  Sumter County Museum, SC.

Front shoulder seam of gown c. 1770s. Sumter County Museum, SC.

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