Brown Floral Anglaise

Front

Back

Back Pleating on Skirt

Shoulder

Inside

Wearing at Under the Redcoat in 2011
1780s Cotton Print Anglaise

Wearing at the Fort Frederick Market Fair in 2014
Fort Fred 2014

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

Inspiration Photos:
c.1790-1795 from the Kyoto Costume Institute

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.

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