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18th Century Polonaise

Added Jan 20, 2011

by katexxxxxx

Sittingbourne, U...






This is a Robe Anglaise, polonaised, with matching petticoat and hand stitched stomacher, based on a pattern from Wingeo.

Material Notes

The gown is made from a printed Linen that I dyed rust. The lining for the bodice and petticoat is rust coloured cotton sateen.

The vintage lace and cotton lawn of the fichu were tea dyed and hand stitched. The pleated ribbon trim was hand stitched.

The gillyflower stomacher is linen, boned with nylon baleen replacement boning, and hand embroidered.




Garment Type
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Linen, Organza

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    Aug 2, 2012, 08.37 PMby Innamc

    Wooow :-) All your projects are amaizing. I would love to learn how to make this kind of clothes.

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      Aug 4, 2012, 06.20 PMby katexxxxxx

      Thank you.

      All the techniques are fairly straight forward. The fun part is drafting up the patterns from diagrams. You need to look up Janet Arnold, Norah Waugh, and others to find out more.

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    Feb 2, 2011, 10.37 PMby crazzy-cowgirl

    Amazing now i have a question how does you stomacher fasten onto your dress? i never could figure that out. thanks

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      Aug 4, 2012, 06.21 PMby katexxxxxx

      Sorry I didn’t see this earlier. The stomacher pins in place.

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    Jan 27, 2011, 12.06 PMby nessys

    You are such an incredible inspiration. Your dedication and skill fill me with awe.

    This is so beautiful. I love the flower and the rust coloured fabric was so worth the effort of dying.

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    Jan 23, 2011, 07.30 AMby lclausewitz

    Jaw-droppingly beautiful.

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    Jan 21, 2011, 11.08 PMby artepart

    I love the whole dress,especially the colour and the beautiful fall of the fabric on the sides of the skirt.I’m going to search for Wingeo patterns.

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      Jan 22, 2011, 02.48 AMby katexxxxxx

      Thank you.

      This is my first experience with this make of pattern. Not the easiest instructions to follow (a bit minimalist!), but a well-drafted pattern. They are available from Patterns of time as well as direct from Wingeo: a quick google should find them.

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    Jan 20, 2011, 10.52 PMby mumsew

    geez thats amazing! straight out of another time!

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      Jan 20, 2011, 11.10 PMby katexxxxxx

      Yup! Fun to make!

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    Jan 20, 2011, 08.27 PMby sunintheclouds

    This is FANTASTIC work! I love all the hand done workmanship, just lovely.

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      Jan 20, 2011, 11.12 PMby katexxxxxx

      Thank you. I enjoy the hand work. It takes time, but it’s fun.

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