This is a robe a l'Anglaise (English gown) that would have been worn during the Revolutionary War. It is meant to be an informal day gown. It is made from a medium blue linen from Wm Booth Draper and lined in white linen from fabrics-store.com. The bodice is cut separately from the skirt, typical of gowns after 1770. It has a center front closure that can be pinned or basted shut (I'm using pins). The petticoat is made of striped linen from Wm Booth Draper. All visible stitching was done by hand.
I used two different patterns to construct this gown- the Mill Farm robe a l'Anglaise and the Period Impressions polonaise. I also modeled portions of the bodice on gown #2 in Fitting and Proper by Sharon Ann Burnston.
The petticoat I'm wearing is made of linen from Wm Booth Draper. The photo doesn't pick up all the colors but it is unbleached linen with narrow dark red, pink, and blue stripes. It is knife pleated with a box pleat at the front and an inverted box pleat at the back, and handsewn to cotton twill tape waistbands/ties.
The shift I'm wearing under this gown was made by April Thomas of 18th Century Gowns, and the cap is from Scarlet Scarab. The hat was purchased as a blank from Smiling Fox Forge and trimmed by me.