1760s Brunswick

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The Concept

1760s Brunswick jacket with hood and petticoat.  From the Burnley & Trowbridge workshop, taught by Janea Whitacre (mantua maker from Colonial Williamsburg).

The Fabric & Trim

Caramel (gold and light brown shot) silk taffeta, lined with linen.  Self-trim and blue-colored rayon taffeta bows.

The Pattern

Waistcoat & jacket body draped by Cynthia Howell; the rest draped by me.


  • Baumgarten, Linda. Costume Close-Up: Clothing Construction and Pattern, 1750-1790. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1999.
  • Ribeiro, Aileen. Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe, 1715-1789. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
  • Rothstein, Natalie, ed. A Lady of Fashion: Barbara Johnson’s Album of Styles and Fabrics. New York: Thames & Hudson, 1987.

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