Variety of Silhouette in Eighteenth-Century Women’s Costumes
1. For this garment, use panniers with a petticoat over it or an eighteenth-century-style rounded hoop petticoat. Note: When constructing the garment you will attach it to a fitted underbodice, like the Mantua in Chapter 6. For the purposes of this exercise, we will just assume it is already there.
2. Drape the stomacher so it extends several inches below the waistline. Curve the bottom edge into the CF. 3. Cut a piece of muslin as long as the woman’s shoulder-to-waist measurement plus six inches and as wide as one-quarter of her chest measurement plus four inches. Lay the SOG along the outer edge of the stomacher. Continue pinning up to the neckline.