Friday, April 9, 2010

1770's style saque dress

Style c. 1770 sack dress from garment shown in "Costume Close Up" This was the "mock-up" version for a nicer fabric later. The pink "sateen" is nice and gives the appearance of satin, but lacks the crisp drape needed for a good gown with this structure. Almost entirely hand sewn except for the long seams of back and side skirts. The "finished" gown will be hands sewn there too. This gown shows off the way they pulled up the gowns skirts to show off the underskirts.

This gown was actually patterned for another individual. So the fit wasn't all that nice, but well enough to show off the details of the dress.

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