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choleblack
« on: November 29, 2007 08:35:18 PM »

I made this at the end of Oct for a ball in the beginning of November. Fun project and not really as hard as I though it was going to be. I call it my 4 day Polonaise Project.

Wool flannel lined with linen. Lots of hand sewing but it's worth it.

First my 2 favorite construction photos.

The pleats in the back.


The barely visible hand sewing on the inside of the sleeve lining.


The finished gown. Worn over my reed boned stays, linen shift, 2 linen petticoats and a false rump. The cap is linen/cotton with a hand dyed silk ribbon. I made everything except my shoes/stockings and the neckerchief (it's just a square of silk Cheesy ) The gown pins closed in the front.




Finally a full length photo with my BF (I can't take any credit for his clothes, yet Wink)


TFL!

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007 08:51:42 PM »

Wow! that's a major project. No wonder you're so obsessed! Now I understand why people had so few clothes back then. Very authentic.
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007 10:30:26 PM »

Oh my god. Those pleats. They are amazing....

I dream of the day when I have the patience for that Wink
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007 11:10:43 PM »

LOL Thanks. I've done so many pleats in the past year that they have become a zen thing for me. I don't even mark them any more Shocked

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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007 11:14:01 PM »

You look beautiful. Amazing how flattering that neckline is Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2007 09:19:33 AM »

Wow! that's awesome. I love period clothes. You did an excellent job
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007 02:44:30 PM »

Awesome work! I've stumbled upon your blog a few times and I must say I'm always impressed!
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007 09:38:33 PM »

Thanks everyone!

I'm glad to hear that people are reading the blog. I originally started it so that in the future I'd remember all the work that went into my period clothes. It's been a year & it's finally hitting me how much work I put in!

Chole
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2007 09:51:52 AM »

Absolutely beautiful!  Great attention to detail - and the fit is perfect.  Bravo!
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2007 01:02:17 PM »

I love historical clothing, especially from the late rococo and neo-classicism periods. Lovely job on the gown; I admire the handsewing! I wish I had the time and money to do more period clothing myself.  Sad
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