Thursday, February 18, 2016
Here is something REALLY vintage! As in 5500 years old vintage. And a FREE pattern.
The Tarkhan dress is made of fine linen, probably handkerchief linen or a little heavier blouse-weight linen. It was apparently made to fit a young teen, but examples of the style have been seen in pictures of women. There were, apparently, string ties to hold the v closed in front and in back.
If you want to try your hand at making a dress like this for lounging around the house, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaelogy staff have written some instructions for you.
It kind of looks like a Fortuny.
There are also instructions for a beaded netting dancing dress at the same site. That one would probably look best over a catsuit.