Dienstag, 10. September 2013

1745-75 Robe a la Francaise / Contouche

Madame de Pompadour vous embrasse!

 So I finally had time to shoot the Robe a la francaise ! I made this gown already 6 months ago but just didn't have time to take pics. So here it is!

When I think of rococo i think of this shilouette! It might be the most iconic ones. The Contouche was in fashion almost the whole 18 century and was worn with paniers or a crinoline to give the skirt a oval shape. In the back, it is pleated and falls down lose like a cape.

I had a hard time to make the pattern but it worked out wonderful and i am very proud of it. There is a corset with boning worked into it. As you costume-lovers out there might have noticed, the hairstyle is not completely accurate for the time. It should be smaller since the big hair started later. But i thought why not combine the two the two most iconic rococo things and go big? Hope you like it.

I also made a little landscape-model and a new dollstand. I will post a making of of this work soon!

Listening to: Mozart - 'Piano Sonata No.11'


 I used 'Fab 40ties' -Barbie and gave her a Reroot with Saran hair in a custom blend with Azure-Blue and HiHo-Silver (both from www.mylittlecustoms.com). I also 'Powdered' her with Dry-Shampoo. Jewlery as well as the hairstyle is, of course, also made by me.

Be kind to one another,


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