1793 Trailing Florals Fichu



Machine Embroidery Design for 1793 Trailing Florals Fichu


This listing is for a machine 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 piece is based on a fichu in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dated circa 1793.  Accession #2009.300.5913. The original can be seen 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. There is a color stop between the scallops and floral design so that you can choose to isolate these sections and skip them or stitch them in different colors, as you prefer.

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

We make every effort to ensure that our machine embroidery designs evoke period hand embroidery techniques, and 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. They may contain details that you are not used to seeing in modern machine embroidery designs, such as more color changes or jump stitches between areas. 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 along with the digital files needed to stitch out this design on a wide variety of embroidery machines. A full size printable placement template is also included.

Hoop size: This design will fit in 5″x7″ hoops, if pieces B1 & B2 are used. Piece B is also provided whole to use in larger hoops.
Finished size: The border is 3.7″ tall.  The corners are 3.6″ x 5.7″ and 1.5″ x 1.5″.
File types included: DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SEW, VIP, VP3, XXX. If you need another file type, please message us and we will try to accommodate your request.
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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