My favourite Gown
I am crazy about this dress. It`s a polonaise dress from Janet Arnolds book `Patterns of fashion 1` and dated between 1775-80. Ever since i first saw it i knew i had to make it some day. Now I feel like i wanna give it a try. Of course i will have to simplify it a bit for Barbie, particularly in the back. And I can`t make the embroidery on the Petticoat at this point. But I´m sure to do it one day. Let`s say for now, I´m just `inspired` by this Gown.
See the finished Gown already here and here!
I found a very nice fabric and my friend made me the pattern for the Bodice. For the skirt I will use the original pattern out of the book . This is what I have so far:
You can see I already got the lining for the front Bodice and the boning done. It took me a while to figure out how to set it right. I hope to continue working on it this week . It may not be finished until mid June, but I`ll keep you updated.
The summer`s going to be very Rococo....
Watching for Inspiration: The Duchess (2008)
By the way: Is anyone out there reading my blogg? ;)
Be kind to one another,
Ps: SEE THE FINISHED GOWN here and here!