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Robe a la française 

  This garment was made according to the robe à la francaise, France, c. 1775 (The Kyoto Costume Institute) and consists of the petticoat and the dress with a typical pleating at the back. The garment is made of taffeta and decorated with self-fabric trimmings with a braid and chenille. The garment is made according to the pattern of robe à la francaise, 1770s, London Museum (N. Waugh: The cut of women´s clothes, 1600-1930). The dress is completed with a lace strip and at the ends of sleeves there are tacked separate lace flounces both of embroidered tulle. The dress is fastened with two sewn pieces at the front, compères, fastened with hooks and eyes, which greatly facilitate dressing.

Tailor's - Hanka, Robe a la francaise, part 1
Copyright Martina a Martin Hřibovi © 2006
Tailor's - Hanka, Robe a la francaise, part 2