This gown is my favorite. It is a loose backed gown with a doublet style front. In Alcega’s own words, it has lacing strips, at the side back seams, or a false back that holds the doublet style front tight against the body. Rather like a precursor to the 18th century Watteau gown.
This gown takes 13 1/8 yards of 22-inch wide fabric.
by Mathew Gnagy