Sunday, October 18, 2015

Indian Cotton 18th Century Gown: Part 1

Dress (robe à l'anglaise) c. 1790-1795-England, KCI
This week I'll be starting the Indian cotton print 18th century gown I talked about back in this post. I wanted to see if my relatively simple design plan was accurate and it seems like many other late 18th century printed cotton gowns were indeed rather simple in design. I'd love the black and multicolored floral gown above from the Kyoto Costume Institute! That fabric is amazing!\

Dress, American, late 18th century, MFA
American block print cotton open robe, c.1790. vintagetextile.com

My sketch
the fabric
I think I will be using this method for draping the back pleats of this l'anglaise style gown. I will be making a matching petticoat out of the same fabric (I bought loads of this fabric as I was originally intending to make a Victorian bustle gown) and I think this gown will also look good with either my plain muslin petticoat or my striped black cotton petticoat. I need to make a new fichu and possibly a set of sleeve engeantes/ruffles.

I'm excited to get started on this project, I'll keep you all updated on my progress!


8 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing this! Your fabric is pretty. I rather like the cape in the first picture.

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    1. Thanks Kate! A good cape is always nice :)

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  2. Exciting, indeed!
    Thanks for the back-pleat-link. That's sure to come in handy one day ;)

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    1. Thanks Siri! I'm really glad to have found that link too, hopefully it will make the process a lot easier!

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  3. Wow, I can't wait to see how this turns out! Will you be drafting the pattern yourself?

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    1. Thanks Ellie! I have a self drafted pattern I always use as a base for my 18th century costuming that I will be using yet again.

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  4. How wonderfully exciting that you're launching a historical costume project. I wish you nothing but the best with it and can hardly wait to see the finished product, my talented friend.

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I figure I might as well get some more historical costuming done this year, after all this little blog of mine started as a costuming blog back in the day!

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