V220: The Parisian Gown – Finished!

Despite all the trouble this gown gave me, I’m so happy with how it turned out!  I certainly learned many a lesson about fabric choice, sleeve construction, and general patterning.  I’m ready to tackle the next project now, hopefully with less worries. ๐Ÿ™‚

I like how versatile a polonaise’d skirt can be – wear it up with a walking-length petticoat, or down with a full-length petticoat.  I don’t have it pulled up all the way here, just a bit.
Historical Dog wanted to be in the photos, that is, until I tied a bow around her neck, then she wasn’t so sure.
This photo shoot was for promoting the new clocked stocking line (you’ll recognize the picture on the left from Facebook maybe).   Legs aside, I finally got a chance to wear the painted and be-ribboned Pemberlies I made ages ago, for this dress.

The Specifics:
1770s Robe a l’Anglaise
– Based on a gown in Janet Arnold, Patterns of Fashion 1: Englishwomen’s Dresses & Their Construction C. 1660-1860
– Upholstery-weight silk stripe, paired with a silk shantung petticoat
– Worn over prow-front stays, small panniers, and one petticoat.
– Stockings and Shoes from my line.


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