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/

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

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

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…

Visiting Dress, 1870/1873

Visiting Dress, 1870/1873

Dress (British) ca. 1820

Dress (British) ca. 1820

Stitcher Baby: 18th Century Costumes

Stitcher Baby: 18th Century Costumes

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

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

Polonaise c. 1775-1780, Museum of Costume example of Zone Front Rococo Atelier: Proper robe à la polonaise: Inspiration and some research

Polonaise c. 1775-1780, Museum of Costume example of Zone Front Rococo Atelier: Proper robe à la polonaise: Inspiration and some research

Polonaise Gown  c 1770-80  an open gown of mid blue tafetta silk, the front robings applied with a vandyked edged ribbon caught into tiny box pleats, short sleeves with added slightly pointed elbow edge, the back with fine tucks curving into the back waist, fine pleating to skirt, the fabric , the skirts sides with slits (for pocket access), the silk with yellow selvedges, the bodice lined with fine linen and with two linen tapes to skirt (to puff into a polonaise)

Polonaise Gown c 1770-80 an open gown of mid blue tafetta silk, the front robings applied with a vandyked edged ribbon caught into tiny box pleats, short sleeves with added slightly pointed elbow edge, the back with fine tucks curving into the back waist, fine pleating to skirt, the fabric , the skirts sides with slits (for pocket access), the silk with yellow selvedges, the bodice lined with fine linen and with two linen tapes to skirt (to puff into a polonaise)

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