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    When I created the Girls’ 1780s Portrait Dress pattern, I knew I’d want to follow up with a women’s version. The construction of the dresses offered in this pattern comes from the study of dozens of portraits, plus scrutiny of extant gowns for women from this time period, but I've stuck with convent...
    September 28, 2011

    A closer view-bridesmaid option

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    1909 “Beatrix” Skirt Pattern | Sense & Sensibility Patterns

    American cotton print open robe, c.1780, from the Vintage Textile archives. (You can make this with my Ladies' 1780s Portrait Dress pattern!)

    costume inspiration // susannah

    costume inspiration // susannah

    Would make a lovely bridesmaid dress! Nice shade, too. :)

    Edwardian Walking Jacket Pattern | Sense & Sensibility Patterns (This pattern includes the pattern for the amazing embellishment on the jacket's front and back.)

    possible idea for a (temporary) cover

    Textiles (Clothing) - Dress, 1785-1795 (You can absolutely make this with my Ladies' 1780s Portrait Dress pattern -

    Frockcoat, waistcoat and silver embroidery detail from portrait of Josef de Jaudenes y Nebot, 1794. [note red silk facing and cuff of frockcoat matches waistcoat and breeches]. (c) Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Self Portrait by Philippe-Laurent Roland (French, 1746–1816), 1785, Met Museum

    gown, painted silk from the V museum, 1780s.

    Hemless A-line skirt tutorial and pattern this is lovely. #tutorial

    Robe à la Polonaise Date: ca. 1780 Culture: French Medium: silk Accession Number: 1976.146a, b (This can be reproduced with my Ladies' 1780s Portrait Dress pattern -

    Darling Collared Dress Pattern || Free Pattern

    For daily wear and for portraits, Vigée Le Brun favored white muslin dresses in this style for what she saw as their timeless, classical simplicity. Detail from Comtesse de la Châtre (Marie Louise Perrette Aglaé Bontemps, 1762–1848), Later Marquise de Jaucourt by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755–1842 Paris), 1789. The Met

    Grand Duchess Maria Feodorovna in 1777 by Alexander Roslin ( 1718 – 1793) was a Swedish portrait painter.

    LOUIS GAUFFIER - Portrait of Dr. Thomas Penrose (1769-1851), 1798

    Cute birdie pattern...