Here are some images of a recently completed Robe a l’Anglaise- also referred to as an English nightgown, a closed robe gown, and a round gown. This style of gown dates to the second half of the 18th century.
This gown is based upon an extant American gown found in Fitting and Proper and it’s construction techniques based upon gowns from bothPatterns of FashionandCostume in Detail.
View of gown back- cut en fourreau
This gown is made from 100% block printed linen. However, the body and sleeves are lined in cotton for both durability and comfort. The front of the skirt falls away to allow the gown to slip easily over the upper body. Once the gown is on, the front of the skirt buttons to the inside of the bodice. The gown closes with hook and eyes.
Full view of gown front