|Not a garment|
The Past Patterns 031, Circa 1796-1806 Lewis & Clark Era: Empire Gown pattern is pretty ubiquitous at this point. There are dozens if not hundreds of versions out there on reenactors and costumers alike, and its distinctive seam lines are both appealing and easily recognizable.
|That narrow back, tho...|
My version is currently in-progress, made of a gorgeous striped linen from Burnley & Trowbridge. They sold out of it once and I was super sad to only have gotten a 2yd remnant, so when it came back in stock I leaped on it so hard I probably dislocated something!
|Genesee Country Village & Museum, 2015|
|From The Met, c. 1809|
I apparently don't have pictures of the many recreations and variations of this pattern that I've seen "in the wild," so to speak, but I'd love to see your version if you have made one! I had to rip off the skirt of my version last night because the whole bodice is just a little too big, so once I resize that a bit and reattach the skirt, look for more updates soon!