For the study of historical dress; consisting of analyses of costume in paintings, translations of and research into fashion plates, and occasionally actual sewing.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Galerie des Modes, 1er Cahier de Grandes Robes d'Etiquette, 4e Figure
Grande Robe de Cour trimmed with two different types of borders, etc. etc.
"The trimming of a full dress is of pink velvet, the petticoat edged with a large bias strip of pink satin striped with black velvet: a volant of richly striped English gauze, edged at the bottom with embroidered gauze; a black velvet on the seam, linked by a large chicory of crêpe and pinked pink satin; - the bottom of the gown trimmed with a bias strip of pink satin striped with black velvet; the stomacher striped with black velvet and the corset trimmed with a tulle border. ... 192 livres."