Ladies “Macaroni” jacket and embroidered skirt. Late 18th century. French. Silk.

Ladies “Macaroni” jacket and embroidered skirt. Late 18th century. French. Silk.

Early 1900's combination petticoat with tucks and lace. Abiti Antichi.

Early 1900's combination petticoat with tucks and lace. Abiti Antichi.

Rear view of Robe à la Polonaise, 1774–93, French, silk. See closer detail at 18th Century Fashion A Closer Look: http://pinterest.com/pin/278589926920863434/

Rear view of Robe à la Polonaise, 1774–93, French, silk. See closer detail at 18th Century Fashion A Closer Look: http://pinterest.com/pin/278589926920863434/

Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical, resources. In 1884, Liberty & Co. hired Edward William Godwin, an architect and proponent of Aesthetic dress and dress reform, to head their new costume department. This tea…

Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical, resources. In 1884, Liberty & Co. hired Edward William Godwin, an architect and proponent of Aesthetic dress and dress reform, to head their new costume department. This tea…

Robe à la Polonaise 1780 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Robe à la Polonaise 1780 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visiting Dress, 1870/1873

Visiting Dress, 1870/1873

Purple Gown by Marchesa | Moda Operandi

Purple Gown by Marchesa | Moda Operandi

-- MAKING A PRINCESS SKIRT BUSTLE TUTORIAL -- Tutorial for the skirt of this Gorgeous Princess Gown!

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-- MAKING A PRINCESS SKIRT BUSTLE TUTORIAL -- Tutorial for the skirt of this Gorgeous Princess Gown!

Round gown ca. 1770’s - 80’s From Reine des Centfeuilles

Round gown ca. 1770’s - 80’s From Reine des Centfeuilles

Reproduction Striped Linen Round Gown by koshka_the_cat, with construction notes

Reproduction Striped Linen Round Gown by koshka_the_cat, with construction notes

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