Fashion plates

Pelisse

Posted Mar 2, 2012 at 12:38 CET in Drawings and prints, Fashion, Fashion plates, My costumes, and Photos.

Pelisse

I started making this pelisse last winter for the 12th night ball. I raced to get it finished and didn’t quite make it, but it was still wearable enough for the ball.

After the ball I wasn’t as motivated to finish it so it’s been in the same state ever since, but now I have finally done the final trimming and the arm holes.

I used the instructions at Marquise but made it a bit shorter and less wide. The pattern is from the 1760s but it’s a very basic shape that stayed very similar for several decades.

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1778 fashion plate

Posted Feb 29, 2012 at 15:30 CET in Drawings and prints, Fashion, and Fashion plates.

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A fashion plate from Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français.

Jeune Dame coeffée d’un Bonnet rond avec un fichu en marmotte, un Ruban en rosette, une Polonoise et un mantelet blanc.

Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Circassienne, 1778

Posted Aug 8, 2011 at 17:07 CEST in Drawings and prints, Fashion, and Fashion plates.

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Camisolle à la Polonoise, 1780

Posted Sep 30, 2010 at 17:02 CEST in Drawings and prints, Fashion, and Fashion plates.

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Robe à la circassienne, 1770s

Posted Nov 2, 2009 at 17:49 CET in Drawings and prints, Fashion, and Fashion plates.

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