This gown was designed and made by Claire, for the character Cecile from the ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ novel. This costume is extremely colourful and shows many distinctive elements from the 18th century. Made historically correct garment.
Costume consists of:
Quilted Silk Skirt
Bodice / Polonaise – All in one
Silk chiffon Throw
Shoes – embellished
Pocket Hoops are made in white cotton, with pink tape for waistband.
Quilted Skirt is made from very expensive and good quality blue regal silk backed with white cotton, the skirt has been quilted and shows a beautiful floral and love heart pattern. There is a placket at the back, with poppers and hook and bar.
Bodice and Polonaise are attached together at the waist. This is made from very expensive and good quality pink regal silk, which shows the seams have been piped in the blue silk.The trim is hand made, from plaited silk with inlets of blue, laced bows with hand made pink love hearts. The front panel of the bodice is layered with very expensive silk embroidered chiffon. Silver ring details on the edge of the front panel seams, to thread ribon through. There is handmade trim around the edging of the sleeves and matching front bodice. Layers of lace at the sleeves. Handmade flowers on the back of the polanaise. Bodice is boned and backed with white drill and cotton.
Hat is made out of straw, with matching silk ribbon detail, handmade flowers and feathers. There are hair clips on the inside and elastic loops, to attach to wearers hair comfortably.
Shoes are kitten heels, with a layer of pink silk over the top, with strap and bow detail in contrasting blue silk.
Quilted Skirt Waist 27 ½” / 70cm Length 39” / 100cm
Polonaise Bust 31” / 79cm Waist 28” / 71cm
Inside armhole 15” / 38cm
Hat Inside 21” / 53cm
Shoes UK 5
This item has been worn for a photo shoot and an evening costume show. It is in immaculate condition apart from 2 small grass stains on the quilted skirt, and a marking on the inside white pocket hoops, which was from the photo shoot. I haven’t tried getting these out, maybe if it was professionally cleaned it would come up a treat. Otherwise like new.
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1760's Polonaise and Quilted Skirt, Cupcake Pink and Blue Gown
- Handmade item
- Materials: silk, chiffon, lace, embroidered, quilted, cotton, straw, bones, feathers, silver, bows, plait, hook and bars
- Feedback: 4 reviews
- Ships worldwide from Leeds, United Kingdom