1793 Trailing Florals Fichu



Hand Embroidery Design for 1793 Trailing Florals Fichu


This listing is for a hand embroidery design for a trailing vine and flowers set above a scalloped edge. This design would be suitable for Regency gowns, as well as fichus or aprons suitable for the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This design is based on a fichu in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dated circa 1793.  Accession #2009.300.5913. The original is shown in the second image, on the dress form.*

This design includes 3 pieces: a straight border section, one large corner with a symmetrical design for creating the back corner of a fichu, and a small corner for creating square designs like an apron.

Samples have been stitched in fine cotton embroidery thread on cotton voile.

We make every effort to ensure that our embroidery designs are well-researched so you can use them with confidence on your historical costuming projects. They may copy the wobbles or slight flaws in an original design, to help keep them from looking too perfect and modern.  All our files are accompanied by a detailed description of the original design as well as stitching instructions and thread recommendations so you can get the most out of these designs.

You will receive a detailed PDF containing historical notes, tips for transferring your pattern, the embroidery design, and reversed design, and a guide to stitch direction based on the original artwork. 

Finished size: The border is 3.7″ tall.  The corners are 3.6″ x 5.7″ and 1.5″ x 1.5″.

This file will be available for immediate download once payment is processed. All digital sales are final and cannot be refunded, so please check your purchase carefully. If you have any questions about the suitability of this design, please ask before buying.

Unless otherwise specified in an individual listing, the purchase of a Romantic Recollections, LLC embroidery design grants you a single-user license. This means you can use our designs to create items for personal use or to sell. You may not sell, share, trade, or give away the design files themselves.

All designs, patterns, instructions, and photos are copyright Romantic Recollections, LLC.

*Image used under the Met’s Public Domain license.

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