Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Many different fabrics were used for wrappers in the 19th century. Godeys and Petersons magazines show fashion plates with wrappers made of silks and satins and trimmed in lace. However, the most common were those made of a calico or soft wool, usually with wildly contrasting front panels, facings, and hem treatments. Several wrappers shown in the pattern were even lined with multiple cotton prints. When used for maternity wear, many looked very similar to the fashion dresses of the time. I certainly love my wrapper and it has already seen quite a bit of use around the house.
I loved working with the Kay Fig pattern as the instructions were very clear and easy to follow. The extra bits of history and photos of original garments were a plus as well. I will definitely use her patterns again as needed.