V36: SuperStripe Sunday – Stripes in the 1770s


It’s Superbowl Sunday here in America Land.  I don’t follow football, so I’ll be burying myself in the sewing loft and trying to accomplish something on the 1912 Titanic gown.

Yesterday was a Steampunk photoshoot I’m looking forward to sharing with you, but I haven’t developed any of the photos yet, so I can’t post them today!  Instead…here’s a look at my favorite striped things from the 1770s (and some from year 1780).

Can’t argue with stripes!

Robe a la polonaise ca. 1780, Musée Galliera, Paris
LACMA, 1775
KCI, 1780
KCI, 1780
V&A, 1775

I’ve got my yellow and blue stripe fabric cut into 19 inch widths, ready to go, but I *need* to finish many other things I’ve started, rather than jumping in to the polonaise that keeps invading my mind.  Talk about Costume ADD!

Soon, though.   Soon 🙂


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