The 1770s-90s are a time of experimentation and transition in cutting and patternmaking techniques. In the first 3/4 of the 18th century women’s sleeves are almost always cut so stripes run horizontally across the sleeves. However, in the last quarter of the 18th c both grainlines are used, so stripes can run either way.
We started the Aidah Gown research by assembling huge inspiration boards of items from online databases, noting details and similar design and construction elements, and looking at extant garments in museums and private collections.
Here are the gorgeous Aidah Tester makes! Pattern testers are so important to ensuring we deliver you the best possible pattern. They ask about instructions that are confusing. They provide feedback on the fit on a whole range of bodies.