So if you've been following this blog you know that I've been working on the robe a la Turque in this fashion plate to go with the "tostada hat."
While 2 weeks is definitely not enough time to to finish the entire ensemble, I have managed to get the pink under dress finished in time for this Historical Sew Fortnightly deadline. I made it up as a robe Anglaise with added lace at wrists and neckline and cuffs to match the over gown of the Turque, these are just tacked on however so that I can remove them and have a plain pink round gown should I need/want one.
The Challenge: #14: Eastern Influence - 1780 Robe a la Turque (under gown only, hoping to finish the over gown for the "separates" challenge!)
Fabric: Pink and aqua silk taffeta with linen lining.
Pattern: My basic 18th C body block made into a round gown with added cuffs.
Notions: thread, hooks and bars, lace.
How historically accurate is it? It's a copy of an 18th C fashion plate, so stylistically fairly accurate, but most interior seams are machine sewn.
Hours to complete: About three weeks for the gown.
First worn: Will wear at Costume College in August.
Total cost: Hard to say, all the fabric and lace came from my stash.