An Original Bedgown in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg
Gown (Dressing gown or robe) Category: Textiles (Clothing) Place of Origin: England or France, Europe Secondary Place of Origin England, United Kingdom, Europe Date: 1715-1725 Materials: Cotton Techniques: Block printed, Mordant style, Woven (plain)
Short Gown Possibly United Kingdom, Europe Date: 1780-1802 Materials: Cotton Techniques: Block printed, Mordant style, Woven (plain)
A woman's short gown from Visby, Sweden. The pattern of the printed cotton is in late baroque style, and the cut, with great width in the sides, suggest a dating to 1750-70. Basic pattern (line drawing) at the link. Modern reproduction of this fabric is available from Duran Textiles AB with the name "Anemon."
Back of 1740 short gown. http://www.durantextiles.com/newsletter/documents/news_7de_07.aspNewsletter no. 7-2007
Printed Short Gown, C. 1800
Shortgown, ca. 1800; Snowshill Wade Collection, UKNT 1348749