torstai 9. elokuuta 2012

Robe à l'Anglaise (2008) and chemise à la Reine (2011) revisited

Many of the historical clothing I make gets recycled or damaged at some point, so I like to take a bunch of decent pictures to remember them by in case they seize to exist at some point. These two dresses never got properly photographed as they got finished late and I'm not good at taking photographs at events. Now that I had time and these two dresses worked with same underthings and accessories, I thought it was a good day for closure. They both are worn over my earlier shift and stays, a linen petticoat, a sheer cotton petticoat and a small rump. (I forgot to change the rump for a bigger one for the Anglaise.) Everything is hand sewn.





















34 kommenttia:

  1. I am always utterly amazed by your beautiful gowns! You do fantastic work, and are very inspiring :)

    VastaaPoista
  2. So pretty! You look perfect. I always enjoy seeing photographs of you wearing your lovely creations! :D

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you!

      And it was your absolutely stunning chemise dress and the beautiful pictures of you wearing it that inspired me to try mine on again.

      Poista
  3. I just wanted to add that I have just been going through all of the dresses that you made (I hope I saw them all and didn't miss one). They are so gorgeous!

    VastaaPoista
  4. Loving the hair powder as well. it changes the look completely these are soft looking clothes and the hairstyle matches this

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you! I'm still learning to get used to using powder and I added it very mildly to this one too, but I think it gives a very nice touch too and I hope to get bolder in using it in time.

      Poista
  5. They're fabulous! You're such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures!

    VastaaPoista
  6. You look as gorgeous as always!

    VastaaPoista
  7. Gorgeous dresses and photos!You are so talented to produce such beautiful work.

    VastaaPoista
  8. You look soooo lovely!!! Your dresses are so stunning and they suit you absolutely - you look as if you would never wear something else!

    I adore your hairstyle! Many people think it is enough just to have exploded curls on their head for the 1780's, but you did really recreate a hairstyle of this period with the fat chignon and locks at the neck.
    Is it your own hair??

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you very much!

      Fortunately it's a wig. I tried once curling my own hair for a hairstyle like this and as my hair is too long and very easily tangled, it was such a pain and not to mention damaging to brush out that I decided to rely on wigs from that on.

      Poista
  9. You look like Marie Antoinette! Fantastic! Your work is always so perfect. You are an inspiration!

    VastaaPoista
  10. How wonderfully amazing and lovely! And one should always take good pictures of one's hard work at some point *note to self*

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you! And yes, more pictures = better and we need to see more of yours too :)

      Poista
  11. Perfection...I could scroll these pictures up and down for hours!!!
    You're really one of my costume superheros :)

    Sabine

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you very much!

      And you are a sewing superhero to countless of admirers, me included. :)

      Poista
  12. Beautiful! So glad you documented these two beauties.

    VastaaPoista
  13. This is amazing! both dresses are gorgeous, oh how I wish I could've lived in that era just to wear beautiful pieces like these :-)

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thank you!

      We both have to wait and hope they invent a time machine. :)

      Poista
  14. These photos are amazing and you are truly stunning! Thank you for this exquisite post---It's nice to sometimes forget the trials we have today and pretend to go back to a mythical and beautiful time, dressed like this!
    Mary
    http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

    VastaaPoista
  15. the robe a l'anglaise is splendid; it's like fresh strawberries! and the shot of red stripes is fantastic against the floral print.

    VastaaPoista