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1800 robe à l'Athénienne. Although neoclassical styles were a norm during the Directory and Consulate eras, the dresses that took the classical ideal to the extreme was a fashion phenomena among only very few privileged French ladies.

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Already by then, I thought that it would be perfect for a V-lined regency gown, but I was not a confident pattern maker by t

Before the Automobile: 1800 robe à l'Athénienne. She says that the only ones to embrace this extreme version of the classical ideal fashion phenomenon were a very few privileged French ladies, and this style would NOT be suitable for a Jane Austen ball!  It is thin cotton musin w/ linen lining over a high-waisted cotton lawn petticoat.  All hand sewn.

1800 robe à l'Athénienne. Although neoclassical styles were a norm during the Directory and Consulate eras, the dresses that took the classical ideal to the extreme was a fashion phenomena among only very few privileged French ladies.

Before the Automobile: Robe à la Turque, such a beautiful color

Edited: Please note that this dress is not a true robe à la Turque. I thought it would be back when I was making it, but soon after I learne.

Happy Twelfth Night! Celebrate with Darcy and Lizzy at Pemberley! http://amzn.to/2gLCF3N

Merry-Joseph Blondel Felicite-Louise-Julie-Constance de Durfort, 1808 I just love the quality and style of this painting!

Mode de Lis: Regency She looks just like Elizabeth Bennet!

I've mentioned before in my Regency posts about my love for my chemisette, so I thought it would be fun to have some pictures highlighting .

The bib front dress made according to the extant dark green flowered gown dated to 1795-1800 (Museum of London), but it is made of a softer fabric (cotton muslin) with different color. Accessories are a medallion with a portrait and a handkerchief of cotton organza trimmed at the edges with a Dresden work.

The bib front dress made according to the extant dark green flowered gown dated…

2 Indian dress shawls hand sewn in to a Regency gown,  by Elena Potapova

Costumes: Edwardian – 2 Indian dress shawls hand sewn in to a Regency gown, by Elena Potapova

The Best Of Regency Stripes – Sewing Empire

The Best Of Regency Stripes

The Best Of Regency Stripes – Sewing Empire

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