|Our c. 1768 sacque gown created for The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking, made for and modeled by Abby Cox. You can create this or your own creative design with the instructions in the book!|
In this video, we give a little preview of the elements of the gown, petticoat, trimmings, cap, hoops, and more, with a peek at the patterns, diagrams, and how-to parts in the book. We also share some behind-the-scenes stories, tidbits, and challenges.
Of all the projects in the book, the sacque is the most "spectacular," but actually wasn't the hardest to make! Even though robes a la Francaise seem intimidating, we try to break it down in tutorials for everyone.
|The back pleats of the sacque, or robe a la Francaise, are iconic and so flattering. Learn how to easily pleat this style with the hidden 3rd pleat for perfectly crisp pleats.|
|Special Preview! Here's a look at the shift, stays, and side hoops in our next Simplicity pattern release. This packet is designed to be used with the sacque gown, also being released.|
If you'd like to pre-order The American Duchess Guide, you can get it here. We will also have signed copies available on AmericanDuchess.com on November 21st. <3