08 July 2012

Gown Trim

The trim for the floral cotton gown was completed in time for my July 4th deadline. I made cuffs with a little box pleated trim...

...which I based after this cuff from the V&A. (It's on p.94 of Seventeenth & Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail).
c.1770-1780 Cuff from Printed Cotton Caraco

 Istead of adding the "cuff poloniase" I made little pleats as seen in the example below.
Winged cuff from woman's bodice c.1740s

Having a limited supply of buttons, I used them for the back so I could polonaise the skirt.

Overall I think the gown turned out fairly well.

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