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For discussion of the clothing of the 18th century, modern costuming inspired by it and garment construction.

(For Mademoiselle Tirbuck)

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Bonjour!

If someone is interested to make costumes, you can order patterns at web. There is patterns to men and women.
http://www.jpryan.com/
http://www.kannikskorner.com/patcat.htm

It's not so difficult to start to make historical costumes, because you can order patterns. But I have made patterns from mini-size patterns like this:
http://www.costumes.org/history/leloir/ ... latexv.jpg
http://www.costumes.org/history/100page ... tterns.htm


I have Janet Arnolds book of costumes patterns c. 1660-1860. And I would like to do polonaise next.
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Or this:

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Here is more costumes which Katherine have made:
http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/costumes.html

It's a pity that I don't have pictures of my costumes. And it's not the same if I take a picture of costume, because you can't see real shape of costume.

Au revoir!

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They are both wonderful, dear ! :D I even prefer the first one... maybe because of the matter. Is it silk ? For the second dress, is it linon ?

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Bonjour!

Green polonaise is silk and pale polonaise is linen.
http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/green_gold.html

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Very nice thank you Mademoiselle Tirbuck! :D

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I makes me dream... :D

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Bonjour Pimprenelle!

Just make it! :lol:

It's wonderfull to make to your own costumes. You can start with easy clothes. People have made costumes thousands of years. So why don't we?

And we have machines to do everything :P

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Oh, I know, dear... I love sewing ! :D But all these dresses seem so complicated... I usually transform existing clothes. It's easier ! :wink:

Maybe, later... When I have more time... But I am not good at following a pattern ! :wink:

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I love the green polonaise!

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Here are some costumes made by a lovely woman named Kendra (also modeling):

http://demodecouture.com/

She has made many beautiful 18th Cent. and Rococo garments and also does other eras such as Regency, Victorian and 16th century.

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I love 18th century costumes! I would die a happy lady (woman actually) if I had one dress. I suppose my inner child is still alive and quite well (dressing up in pretty princess dresses)! I always wanted to have one. I have been attempting to sew a polonaise dress, though. I have been plotting, contemplating for 2 years now as how to how I will execute it. I love anything that is pretty or cutesy. I also want to sew a "Robe a la francais" so badly. I was absolutely baffled as to how you make the pleats and I stumbled upon this one part of this website.And I have a clue as to how one makes an en fourreau on the Robe l'anglais, I simply don't have enough modesty do I? .I love costumes,however, I have to say my pet peeve is when people make poor color choice. For instance a hot pink on a robe a la francais. I say is if you have a simple garment you can pull a bright color off because it won't be too busy or obnoxious. If the construction of the garment is detailed and a bright color, one cannot help to avert their eyes. I highly recommend going through the index because you'll find websites for shoes etc. Speaking of obnoxious, I apologize for this post being so long winded. :)

http://www.marquise.de/en/1700/howto/fr ... uche.shtml
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|(The pleating sight for the la robe a la francais)

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I love costumes as well, Hellou_Librorum, especially 18th c. dresses. I sometimes wish we could dress in that fashion again or just in any costume, anytime. People love getting dressed up for halloween, why can't it be everyday?


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I would love to dress in 18th century dresses everyday. I could not agree more Shelby. Marie ! It would be fantastic to dress up everyday. :)

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My dream one day is to have a section of my dream walk-in closet of a weeks worth of 18c costumes. A majority of it would be Chemise a la Reine. I don't care if visitors think I'm going insane or odd for dressing up aside of Halloween. To me, I wouldn't even consider it costumes because it'll feel natural wearing it on a regular basis. My husband wouldn't mind, he's okay with me being obsessed with Marie Antoinette. As a matter of fact he loves 18c costumes and architecture, furnishings as much as I do. 18 century is the best era ever because it is the age of beauty, grace, and romance... Everything our queen represents and symbolizes!

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Yes, if we all started to dress in 18th c. clothing all the time, than maybe we can start a new trend!


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