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Hand-painted Dress. Like the original, a two-piece ensemble. The petticoat motifs were places and cut from fabric panels to match the placing of the 1780's designs.

Like the original, a two-piece ensemble. The petticoat motifs were places and cut from fabric panels to match the placing of the designs.

Pierrot Ensemble c.1780-1790  Fitted long-sleeved jacket with hip-length peplum and attached skirt, made of striped silk, from diagram XXVI in The Cut of Women’s Clothes, by Norah Waugh; silk organza kerchief; decorated straw hat, white cotton petticoat-skirt, styled after period pieces.

Pierrot Ensemble c.1780-1790 Fitted long-sleeved jacket with hip-length peplum and attached skirt, made of striped silk, from diagram XXVI in The Cut of Women’s Clothes, by Norah Waugh; silk organza kerchief; decorated straw hat, white cotton petticoat-skirt, styled after period pieces.

“Indienne” Day Dress c. 1780-1800 Poloniase style gown, adapted from a pattern in The Cut of Women’s Clothes, by Norah Waugh. Ochre yellow cotton chintz hand-quilted petticoat reproduced from Patterns of Fashion, by Janet Arnold.

“Indienne” Day Dress c. Poloniase style gown, adapted from a pattern in The Cut of Women’s Clothes, by Norah Waugh. Ochre yellow cotton chintz hand-quilted petticoat reproduced from Patterns of Fashion, by Janet Arnold.

This is a half-scale dress I made based on a pattern from Janet Arnold and a painting of a member of the Russian Czars' family.  It is made of a yellow silk file and white lace.  It was made for a show of Half-scale clothing I did in Macon, Mo and it includes all of the foundation and support garments (corset, collapsable bustle, 2 petticoats and a chemise.  The entire piece stands less than 3 feet tall. Designed, patterned, cut and sewn by Costume Designer Jack A. Smith

This is a half-scale dress I made based on a pattern from Janet Arnold and a painting of a member of the Russian Czars' family. It is made of a yellow silk file and white lace. It was made for a show of Half-scale clothing I did in Macon, Mo and it includes all of the foundation and support garments (corset, collapsable bustle, 2 petticoats and a chemise. The entire piece stands less than 3 feet tall. Designed, patterned, cut and sewn by Costume Designer Jack A. Smith

I love Katherine's dress diary website. Here she demonstrates how to put on an authentic 18th century petticoat with twill tape waistband. Am in the process of making same now.

I love Katherine's dress diary website. Here she demonstrates how to put on an authentic century petticoat with twill tape waistband. Am in the process of making same now.

Hand-painted Dress. Like the original, a two-piece ensemble. The petticoat motifs were places and cut from fabric panels to match the placing of the 1780's designs.Completely hand-painted and hand-sewn. Simple trimming at neck and sleeves  -silk organza ruffling with narrow vintage lace edges.  Silk calash.

Front view of Painted dress, a reproduction of gown and petticoat ensemble in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shown with purple silk calash, silk mitts and workbag purse

Striped linen was the choice for this robe a la francaise, a style popular for both day and evening wear.This pink floral confection is paired with a white silk quilted petticoat, after an extant piece in the collection of Gawthorpe Hall UK. Many 'quilted' petticoats were created for fashion rather than warmth, and this lightweight one could be worn in warmer weather.

Striped linen was the choice for this robe a la francaise, a style popular for both day and evening wear.This pink floral confection is paired with a white silk quilted petticoat, after an extant piece in the collection of Gawthorpe Hall UK. Many 'quilted' petticoats were created for fashion rather than warmth, and this lightweight one could be worn in warmer weather.

Sew 18th Century: Gloves please! A post listing lots of extant advertisements for gloves AND mitts for ladies. Winter, 1753-1766   British Museum Accession Number 2010,7081.491

"Winter": Hand-coloured mezzotint, Published by John Bowles. Print made by Richard Houston after Samuel Wale.

#49_ 1760s_coral stripe silk moire ball gown; robings, stomacher, sleeves flounces and petticoat front heavily decorated with fly fringe, silk flowers and silk ribbon. By Williamsburg Rose

robings, stomacher, sleeves flounces and petticoat front heavily decorated with fly fringe, silk flowers and silk ribbon. By Williamsburg Rose

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