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An ingenious way to do an en fourreau back...click through for tutorial

The Merry Dressmaker: En Fourreau Back - The Lazy Dressmaker's Version. This looks like a great way for a beginner to put together an En Fourreau back.

A robe a l'anglaise--or en fourreau gown--a tutorial! Part One, Getting Started and Skirt Pleats

One of the major styles of the century was the robe a l'anglaise, English gown, fitted back gown, en forreau gown, and probably in day .

TUTORIAL! Good sewing basics for jacket construction. Post is specific to a Regency Men's coat pattern.

Sewing basics for jacket construction. Post is specific to a Regency Men's coat pattern.

Where to buy historical fabrics - This list is in no way exhaustive, simply stores we’ve dealt with in the past, have friends who have done business with them and had a positive experience, or sites we find interesting.  Remember caveat emptor with any online merchant.

Where to buy historical fabrics - This list is not exhaustive. Some of these sources may not have the appropriate fabric for you. Remember, swatch before you buy, especially from online sources.

The Cognitive Shift, or 18th Century Shifts: What I Know and How I learned It. By Sharon Ann Burnston. Includes detailed patterning and sewing instructions.

The Cognitive Shift, or Century Shifts: What I Know and How I learned It. By Sharon Ann Burnston. Includes detailed patterning and sewing instructions.

The Merry Dressmaker: En Fourreau Back - The Lazy Dressmaker's Version

The Merry Dressmaker: En Fourreau Back - The Lazy Dressmaker's Version - If I were to make an en fourreau back gown (which is doubtful), I'd totally go this route!

En Fourreau Tutorial

The Merry Dressmaker& step-by-step guide on how to construct an en fourreau back, a popular design element in century women& gowns and jackets.

Hemming by yourself Tutorial. I honestly never would have thought of that.

Hemming by yourself Tutorial. It will only really work well for a floor-length gown, but hey, every little bit helps.

Guide to Victorian undergarment making techniques by J Henry Symonds. Published in 1876.

The Guide to dress making by J Henry Symonds is a must-have for anyone interested in Victorian sewing techniques. Published in

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