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Une robe à l'anglaise

Added Mar 6, 2012

by saki

Brussels, Belgium






I used a historical pattern f a XVIII’s century “robe à l’anglaise” to sew this outfit for the “Journée Grand Siècle” (great century day) of the Vaux-le-Vicomte castle, a fantastic day where everybody can come to the castle in a XVII or XVIII outfit and have a classy pic-nic on the garden.

I sew the entire outfit, I even made the hat and created my own pattern for the little bonnet (I don’t know the english word, the white stuff I used to cover my short hair with style). By the way, I put this pattern on my blog, it’s in french but quite easy to understand : http://sakikojones.fr/blog/1559-tuto-de-la-coiffe-ancienne. This was a really nice and fun project, even if mine wasn’t the most beautiful outfit of the day (I was jumping on everybody to see the amazing fabrics they used, I couldn’t put a lot of money myself n it and was amazed by the perfection of some of the other’s clothes !).




Garment Type
Cotton, Wool


Nehelenia historical patterns

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    Apr 3, 2012, 04.02 PMby Craftine

    Wouaaa une ukuleliste qui participe à Vaux-le-Vicomte! ^ ^ Est-ce que tu vas à l’édition 2012?

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      Apr 4, 2012, 06.15 AMby saki

      J’aurais adoré mais cette année je suis de mariage à cette date…. Pas le même style de robe donc. Par contre l’an prochain j’ai bien l’intention de me coudre une p…..n de robe à la polonaise (je mais des sous de côté pour le tissu).

      Tu y seras toi ? Tu es ukuléliste aussi ?

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      Apr 6, 2012, 11.02 AMby Craftine

      Ah ah…une polonaise, je m’étais lancée dans l’aventure il y a quelques mois mais j’ai abandonné l’idée après m’être rendue compte que mon tissu était vraiment pourri (juste bon pour faire un bodybag). J’ai un peu perdu ma motivation sur ce projet mais par contre j’ai conservé toute la doc sur le sujet donc si ça t’intéresse, n’hésite pas! J’irai peut être à Vaux cette année, ce serait ma première, mais il faut que je me grouille car c’est dans vraiment pas longtemps et je ne serai pas seule! Enfin, oui, je joue aussi du ukulele, je l’ai un peu délaissé ces derniers temps mais après avoir lu ton profil, je m’en suis rappelée et je lui ai racheté des cordes! : )

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    Mar 9, 2012, 01.15 AMby servareginae

    Vaux le Vicomte…. many gorgeous costumes! Thank you for sharing the photos.

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    Mar 7, 2012, 10.27 PMby poppykettle

    Totally gorgeous re-production outfit and the backdrop is amazing!

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    Mar 7, 2012, 10.05 PMby servareginae

    Lovely. The hat is charming too.

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    Mar 7, 2012, 09.56 PMby saki

    Hello everybody and thanks a lot !

    If you want to see how amazing that day was you should look à those pictures :http://www.flickr.com/photos/commentdire/sets/72157626726290521/with/5781095061/

    The next time I’ll go there (this happens every year) I’ll try to sew something as beautiful as some of those dresses, even if i’m quite proud of mine.

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    Mar 7, 2012, 09.09 AMby hdk100

    It must’ve been a wonderful day to travel back in time, especially in this wonderful dress. I would love to try a beautiful costume like that too one day…

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    Mar 7, 2012, 12.21 AMby aluckmann

    This looks pretty great to me. I love the photos.

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    Mar 6, 2012, 10.39 AMby schnui

    What a lovely story about your dress for a very special day. I would love to have been there to see all of the dresses. You look wonderful in your very special dress.

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    Mar 6, 2012, 09.52 AMby kihli

    Wow, this is great! It must have been a lot of work, but it came out really good and looks very authentic!

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