Click to enlarge. Top row from left to right: front, back. Second row from left to right: shoulder, back pleats. Third row from left to right: inside bodice, wearing at Under the Redcoat 2011
Pattern: Period Impressions 1770 Polonaise, modified to incorporate the construction method used by Katherine here
Fabric: Cotton print for the fashion fabric, lined with linen, maroon wool for the petticoat, linen tape for the petticoat waistband, sewn with cotton Gutermann thread
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Click to enlarge. Left: c.1790-1795 from the Kyoto Costume Institute. Right: c.1783 from Cornell University.
Notes: Begun November 2009, finished January 2010. Entirely hand sewn. Additional reference for construction was the c. 1770-1785 Polonaise gown in Patterns of Fashion 1 by Janet Arnold. I also looked at Costume in Detail by Nancy Bradfield to understand how to pleat the skirt at the center back point.