Photo By Keit Svensson
1770s Blue and Silver Robe a la Francaise
Pattern: Simplicity 8578 (by American Duchess), with some alterations for my body and lenght.
Fabric: 8 m of soft blue cotton twill, 0,5 m of white polyester taffeta for the stomacher. 0,5 white cotton for lining.
Notion: 20 m of thin silvery lace, 3 m of wide silvery lace. Thread, 5 m of thin cord for lacing skirt and back of gown. 4m of synthetic whalebone for the stomacher and for bodice lining.
How historical accurate: So so. The look of it is right but the fabric, the pattern and the construction technique (mostly by machine) are all modern.
Time: About 20 hours, over the course of 1 month.
Worn: Event “Nordens Minerva” in summer 2019 & “18th century ball” autumn 2019.
Final thoughts: I’m so happy with the gown.
And even though there is some things I liked to have made differently I think it is spectacular, and it’s so fun to wear.
Made in 2019
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