Simplicity 8161 is an easy beginner's cosplay pattern for 18th century attire.
This pattern is a costume pattern that may be made as a gown or a bodice with a separate stomacher and petticoat. The pattern is based on original 18th century pattern shapes and can be added to an altered to create a variety of looks.
Simplicity 8161 should be worn with the correct underpinnings, such as the stays, shift, and bum pad found in Simplicity 8162.
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Suggested Fabrics -
Gown - silk taffeta, damask, brocade, printed cotton, wools, linen.
Bodice - wools, brocade, printed cotton, linen, velvet.
Stomacher - Fabric matching the bodice or gown, embroidered fabrics.
Petticoat - Fabric matching the bodice or gown, silk taffeta, damask, brocade, printed cotton, wools, linen.