1765s Blue and Silver Robe Francaise

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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