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
Blog Posts: Here
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.