Sunday, May 18, 2008
Regency Half Robe
Today I started work on a regency-era half robe.
Out come my two favourite books - Costumes in Detail and Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion 1. Both of these books are indispensable to a costumer's collection.
Left is the 1795-1800 half robe as illustrated in Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion 1.
Underneath the half robe will be a round robe (or round gown) that is presented in Norah Waugh's book, The Cut of Women's Clothes. Not being a frilly sort of person, I plan to leave the frills off for now.