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Toile 1780s Girls' Portrait Dress

Added Nov 20, 2010

by violaisabelle

Airdrie, Canada






Using Sense & Sensibilitie’s 1780’s Girls’ Portrait Dress Pattern, http://sensibility.com/patterns/girls-1780s-portrait-dress-pattern/ I have created another dress using the straight front style, vs. the gathered bodice style in the previous dress.

Under her dress she has on a linen bodiced petticoat, made from the same pattern.

I used cotton toile for the main part of the dress, lined the bodice with linen, embroidered cotton for the lace cuffs and used silk for the hat and the sash.

Material Notes

Cotton toile fabric
Blue, plain weave silk
Cotton embroidered lace




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Other
Cotton, Linen, Silk

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    Nov 21, 2010, 09.18 PMby giunta

    Have you ever seen Marie Antoinette and her daughter in Sofia Coppola’s movie? This girl looks exacly like that princess in Versaille’s park :))) Really great work!

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      Nov 22, 2010, 02.33 AMby violaisabelle

      No I have not, but perhaps I should!

      Thank you for your kind compliment. It’s always fun to sew for such a willing participant. :)

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    Nov 20, 2010, 05.59 PMby analogue

    She looks so cute :) Great dress, I love the choice of fabric. The hat is fabulous too!

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      Nov 20, 2010, 06.43 PMby violaisabelle

      Thank you. I am fortunate to have a daughter who enjoys wearing hats. It makes me very happy. :)

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      Nov 20, 2010, 07.09 PMby analogue

      That’s so great, and it really suits her too. I’ve loved wearing hats since I was little myself and I still do. One day I must learn millinery…

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    Nov 20, 2010, 04.57 PMby tanitisis

    Oh, it’s lovely! :)

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    Nov 20, 2010, 03.46 PMby zaarissima

    what a beautiful little Lady!!!!

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      Nov 20, 2010, 06.42 PMby violaisabelle

      Thank you. She’s a lot of fun.

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