A loose gown of wool with shag lining
This loose gown is made of Pendleton wool, cut from an old cloak, and lined
with synthetic fur that mimics the silk shag
found lining the loose gown supposedly belonging to Sir Francis Verney (Janet Arnold, Patterns of Fashion 1560-1620,
pp. 38, 98, and 100). The hanging sleeves are partially open down the front (though they may close with buttons) and large
enough at the top to accommodate the shoulder rolls on my gowns. This loose gown is extremely toasty in even sub-freezing temperatures.