Child’s dress, part of the trousseau made for the future child of Edwige Elisabeth Charlotte, sister-in-law of King Gustave III of Sweden
No idea where this came from but it is circa 1778.
Hedvig Nordenflycht by Ulrika Pasch, ca 1760
love the ribbons and the lacy mantle
Portrait of Princess Frederika Sophia Wilhelmina by Johann Georg Ziesenis, ca 1768-69 Germany, Royal Picture Gallery, Mauritshuis
Love the colors, this is gorgeous.
La Prima Colazione by Jean-Étienne Liotard, 1754
this is the earliest dated compere front that I think I have ever seen.
Stripes. Love them. hahahah You know I had to start out with an 18th century striped gown….
I love this type of stripe; the mix of thick and thin strips is always fun to see. I wish I had an excuse to make multiple silk gowns because I would base one off of this undoubtably. I love the colors here, the soft gold of the petticoat mixed with the green, cream and maroon of the gown. Gorgeous. The rouching at the cuffs and neckline is a beautiful touch to a gown made out of such fabric. And you can tell the mantua maker was extremely skilled. Do you see how perfectly the stripes match up on the back? They match up perfectly on the front as well.
This gown is a perfect example of how to work with stripes.
Young lady in morning dress by Nicolas Dupin the Younger, ca 1778-87, National Museum, Warsaw
This cloak looks very reasonable to reproduce, will add it to my list of things to do.
Wedding dress, ca 1730-50, New York Historical Society
Magasin des Modes, February 1787.
Well…not everything they wore was flattering. BUT! She has a mask in her hand, so that is awesome.
Maybe a domino for a masked ball? Love the flowered trim. Good one!