Edinburgh 1971.419 c.1740s Mantua
This has been a bit of a stop-starter due to other works and deadlines, but this is such an exciting mantua to be replicating that we’re itching to crack on with it again.
Dated c.1740s, this mantua features a specific style of train which we have only seen so far in this one gown! It also features superb wing cuffs and the original (sorrrry – no pics allowed!) is a gorgeous soft cream silk with flowers and goldy bits. Very elegant!
Here’s some pics as we work on the replica and try and get our heads around the specific sewing techniques used on this gown.