Well, I made a costume for a masquerade ball..... and I based it very very very loosly on that Greuze's painting
What the item is (and how it is a product of war or a lenghty period of peace: Ok, I'm streching the lines here but: Turkey and France weer allies in the 18th century so I guess it was one of the reasons why it was so fashionable to wear turkish style clothes - well, in my country we suffered a lot of every single turkish-russian wars almost the whole century....
The Challenge: War and peace
Fabric: turquoise lyocell and peach polyester duchesse satin
Pattern: Levite 1785-1795 http://www.neheliapatterns.com/html/body_w209.html
Year: Late 18th century
Notions: Poly thread, fake fur, red belt "ribbon" - very thick ribbon
How historically is it) 1 %?? The reason I made this COSTUME was the masquerade I went last week and needed an outfit, fast. I wanted to test this levite pattern too and this was a good reason. But I am not sure the pattern is historically accurate, at least it was very modern-like. The robe a l'anglaise is perhaps cut like a historically accurate, but I took every short cut I could find... And lyocell 200 years too early, even the poly satin would be more historically accurate :-)
Hours to complete: 5 hours!!! including everything - but I don't know if the costume would last another night... very poorly made....
First worn: Sat 25th April
Total cost: absolutely everything from my stash and very very old ones so I just don't know
Kuvat Johanna Talso