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A l'Anglaise

Added Aug 22, 2013

by fyrane

Rotterdam, Nethe...






This is probably one of the biggest projects I have worked on. A robe a l’Anglaise. I’ve been in love with 18th century style clothing for quite some time, but always thought it would be way too difficult for me to make anything like it. A friend of mine convinced me otherwise, and I’m still happy that she did.
I used Janet Arnold’s Patterns of fashion as a reference. It didn’t turn out to be historically correct, but I am happy nonetheless.

The entire project consists of: Stays, a bum roll, several petticoats and underskirts (the more the better!) and finally the overdress.
The undergarments are almost as important as the dress itself, because they create the right shape. I can’t fit in this dress correctly without wearing the stays.

All in all I think this outfit took me more than 30 hours to make. That includes all the undergarments, mock-ups. I ended up wearing it at a larp :)




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bridal, Romantic

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    Sep 6, 2013, 07.30 AMby liliv-1

    Wow! This is a piece of art!

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    Aug 27, 2013, 05.25 PMby claudinka

    Wow, this is a great gown. and you Chose a very nice fabric for the over-dress.

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    Aug 25, 2013, 08.53 PMby Sara Álvarez

    This is stunning! Amazing job.

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    Aug 23, 2013, 06.32 PMby crinamex

    Amazing Job !! I Wanna One !!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 11.50 PMby Manic Pop

    This is amazing! Well worth all the work!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 09.06 PMby Fantasywriter

    Beautiful. I’ve made a couple Renaissance dresses and have an idea of the effort this must have taken. Bravo!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 08.15 PMby flowergirl22

    love the bust part,, the roses really schow of the pink, which go fab with the ribbon, will you have a special outing to wear it at??

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    Aug 22, 2013, 04.48 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    Wow! …What’s a larp?

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      Aug 23, 2013, 06.54 AMby fyrane

      a larp? it’s kinda comparable to a renaissance fair. I think the biggest difference would be that at a larp you play a character and interact with other characters. It’s all improvised and costumes. And loads of fun!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 04.39 PMby Carien Dolittle

    Ik geloof niet dat je dit in 30 uur hebt gemaakt, wow!

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      Aug 23, 2013, 06.51 AMby fyrane

      hihihi, eerlijk gezegd is dit ook een schatting. De jurk zelf is wel minder werk dan het lijkt. De duivel zit in de details ;)

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    Aug 22, 2013, 04.34 PMby bapower

    It came out beautiful!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 03.22 PMby papermothballvintage

    Wow, Im in love with this dress! Gorgeous!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 02.47 PMby slmnstyle

    Wonderful work on your gown!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 02.09 PMby kisses

    Very Victorian…nicely done

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    Aug 22, 2013, 01.26 PMby Carolien Orie

    I m jealous, You did a excellent job!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 01.22 PMby rachp

    This is gorgeous – excellent job!

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