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Robe a l'anglaise 1775 by Arumorahe Robe a l'anglaise 1775 by Arumorahe
Robe à l'Anglaise 1775 en soie rayée

An autumnal gown from the 18th century I realised.

Photo by : Marie-Laure Colomban
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Maryanneleslie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
gaaaasp you sew these?! Brilliant!
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Arumorahe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   General Artist
I'm sure you can do the same ;)
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Kurama-Yoake Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
J'aime les robe du rococo *0*
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Arumorahe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012   General Artist
Alors il faut en porter :)
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FallenAngelItachi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The colours chosen for this gown are magnificent! The frill around the neckline is very good, too!
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Arumorahe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012   General Artist
I was very lucky the day I bought the fabric for it was exactly what I was looking for. It's a remnant and I've never been able to find another one of that kind since :(
I'm very keen on brown-red/copper-coloured/orange-gold fabrics but it's very rare when I find one... this one is the exception.
I failed to find a nice copper-coloured stripped silk for my steampunk dress.
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FallenAngelItachi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Too sad for the other dress!

But I know, chosing fabrics and finding the one you absulotely must have is difficult! I did it only once and it was so frustrating for something which I wouldn't even be involved in, how much more something you're doing yourself.

But damn, now I want to see that steampunk dress.
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Arumorahe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012   General Artist
I will post photos as soon as the dress is finished and as soon as I have nice pictures of it :)
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FallenAngelItachi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh nice!
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PrinceWarrenWolfson Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so lovely, what pattern did you use?
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Arumorahe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   General Artist
I followed mainly a historical pattern from "Patterns of Fashion 1" (Janet Arnold, the Snowhill Manor gown from 1770-85), that I adapted of course to my measurements but also to fit two other historical gowns from the 1770s (one from a museum, the other from a painting) that inspired me to realise this model.

But roughly, the basic shape is the same (for a "robe à l'anglaise retroussée") and can be based on the patterns from the Janet Arnold's book:)
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PrinceWarrenWolfson Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I haven't been able to find a good pattern for the robe a l'anglaise. XD
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createthemooduk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hello, This is a lovely gown, and the photographs are very atmospheric.

Do you mind if I make a comment? Can you get someone to check the hem for you. I feel that it is dragging on the ground at the back and a little uneven at both sides. This is difficult to get right when you make the dress yourself, I know. But the hem does spoil your craftwomanship and the silk fabric. You may need to lift it up and let it out at the waistline.
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Arumorahe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   General Artist
Hello! Don't worry for the comment!:)I will try to answer you as best as I can but I'm sure it will be all messy (as it usually is anytime I explain something ^^):

The length of the underskirt (and so the place where the hem goes)depends on how I wrapped the skirt around the waist(if I was in a hurry or not, if I needed to lift it up a bit because my shoes are not the right ones etc.).
To make the underskirt, I followed a pattern from a 1770s gown (from Janet Arnold's book)and so the skirt pattern is in fact a rectangle one. So the shape of the skirt is (roughly) a rectangle and the line of the hem is a straight line.
But the skirt is pleated at the waist and that's what gives it its "round" shape, so mostly the unevenness of the sides depends on how I tied it around the waist :/

For the "mantle" part (the back of the gown) the length and shape depend on how I tied the ribbons inside it, that lift the back up. I can change the shape and length of the back depending on the mood. When the ribbons loosen, the back tends to go down a bit and that is surely a problem.

But I know I can avoid it if I stop playing the fool and running and doing silly stuff in historical gowns that are definitely not made for that kind of stuff, then the ribbons won't loosen... :s

I hope this wasn't too messy, I do apologize if it is!
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