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Burgundy 18th century by lill-sara Burgundy 18th century by lill-sara
18th century polonaise dress of burgundy wool, the petticoat is black wool.

side/back wiev

Worn over the black stays and a white linen chemise.

The lovely mini tricorne was made by [link]
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:iconvelven:
Velven Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a beautiful colour and it looks perfectly fitted too! Excellent job. :)
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Velven Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem. :)
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HEXEnART Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work!
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Katikut Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
PER-FECT. Wich pattern? Janet Arnold? JP Rian? Another one? :D I'm curious!

How do you close the dress? Hooks and bones? or maybe just pins?

The whole gown is really onderful. I love it because it's simple and it perfectly fits you! :)
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
The pattern is Recontructing history Open Robe Anglais with Polonaise, slightly modified (without the pleating on the back).

For the closure in the front I used a hook and eye tape, I think that's the easiest way to make a closure for theses dresses.
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Katikut Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I have this kind of tape too, for the moment I've only used pins to close my costumes but I should try this method next time :) I'm making a front zone soon, it can be a good occasion ^^

Thanks a lot for the answer, I didn't know the pattern you're talking about! I'm gonna check! :)
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   Artisan Crafter
You´re weolcome!
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silverstah Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, this is lovely! I love how CLEAN it looks - no frills or ruffles to detract from the drape of the dress. Lovely.
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
Yeah, less is more :)
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Searleit Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Great dress, it's nice to know how women dressed in the old days (I mean it's nice to be able to see it :) ), keep it up ^^
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I will.
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AlAlNe Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
so beautiful, very clean work i love it!:rose:
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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KitakLaw Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This looks really nice - it's simple, but elegant :)
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
Yeah, you need every-day dresses too :)
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KitakLaw Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.

Yes, you do - hence why I like seeing some of the historical costuming here.
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just-fee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
wonderful work, lovely!
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Very nice, crisp design. What kind of boning did you use?
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
The dress has no boning. The stays are made with modern steel boning, I find them the best to use.
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Agreed on the steel boning. I'm impressed the bodice lies so smooth without boning, but of course it has the support of the stays. Nicely done.
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
Yeah, without the stays it wouldn't fit at all, of course. It takes some fitting and measuring but the result is usually worth the work.
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Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
this is so very lovely, with the snow, it feel like Nouvelle-France....nice work!!!!
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lill-sara Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Well, it was interesting climbing the hill in slippery shoes but it turned out nice.
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