manteau-or not (inc patterns) » The Frock Chick
We tend to think of all open robes of the 1680s to early eighteenth century as “mantua” or “manteau.” However there are at least two documentable pattern types to over gowns of this era. The mantua as often described is a garment with a very unique construction. It puts all the side skirt shaping on … Continue reading "manteau-or not (inc patterns)"