I've started over on my wide-striped Robe a l'Anglaise, and it is fitting muuuuch better now, but I still have the *joy* of the stripes in front not matching up just so, when the CF is overlapped. I am planning to apply trim over the CF, but I would still like it come out nice and symmetrical!
So how was it done back in the day?
|via - well in this case, the CF is mismatched!|
|LACMA via - this one meets perfectly|
|V&A 1775 - the stripes on the front are more vertical, rather than in a chevron pattern.|
|The Met - Robe a la Francaise, 1750-75; not quite the same, but this does have a comperes front matching.|
|V&A 1775-80. Not quite perfectly matched in front, but symmetrical still.|
Verdict - stripes are lovely and evil, both. And so are overlapped, pinned fronts.