In a sort of Advents-Kalendar way, I will post 'red' for each day of December through Christmas and link the image as closely as possible to EvaDress Patterns (in pattern tour form) available in the shop!
Here is the second if I could only wear a peppermint stick...1770's Robe D'Anglaise Detail Image per: http://
Sew the look with the closest I have in patterns to this is the Crinoline Costume originally by DuBarry in 1939. Instructions are given to wear it retroussée:
I like a retrospective of a previous era's retrospective and this is it in pattern form, to look at the 1930's take on the 18th Century! This is a pattern I need to complete in multiple sizes very soon. I did wear the Raven-modified version I created from this pattern for Halloween this year. I am including markings and instruction in my pattern for draping the over skirt up in a manner similar to the original 1770's example posted above.
Refer to the following blog posts in the shadow of my progress on this finished costume:
Pattern insides and structural processes:
Finished project with faux fur over-skirt (later turned into silk organza for changing opacities):