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|J.P. Ryan: Robe A' Langlaise (Robe A' Langlaise) - Type:Costumes |
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|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
|Fabric:||Silk Shantung [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Both views of the Robe à l'Anglaise have a closely fitted bodice with an edge-to-edge center front closure. Side seams are placed well back on the body, giving the desired illusion of a wide full bosom with narrow back. The over-the-elbow length sleeves may be finished with purchased trims or ruching and an optional sleeve flounce. Both views have a fitted back. The bodice back of View A has a waist seam. Therefore, the bodice has a separate attached skirt. The bodice back of View B does not have a waist seam. Instead, there is a full length panel of approximately 5 ½ feet in length pleated to the bodice back. The remainder of the View B back panel attaches to the bodice to become the skirt of the gown.
Gown front - sunlight
Sleeve Cuff detail
Bodice Detail, all the trim was made by me
Size 10 - it is one size per pattern, so measure yourself carefully and always make a mockup before cutting into your good fabric.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Sort of, I did the view B front with the view A back - un-polonaised.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They take a little deciphering and re-reading. This is not a pattern for a beginner. The sleeve attachment instructions are a bit vague and I had to re-set my sleeves a few times until they were laying right.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It is very fitted, so you MUST have stays on when you take your measurements or it will NOT fit you correctly.
Test fit the sleeves too, if you have slightly muscular arms like me, they will be quite constricting.
Vintage blue silk that my mother had on hand, it's a medium weight, but was the perfect color and texture for my Marie Antoinette recreation. The lining is a basic cotton
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used View B for the front, View A for the back, but not done up polonaise style. I also lengthened the sleeves and will be adding faux cuffs with a flounce on them. The bodice and skirt front will be trimmed in a rushed ribbon detail and accented with a red velvet belt with a rhinestone buckle.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would if I ever come across some more free fabric, as this used 8 yards easy.
It's a good pattern, but do not try this as a beginner without help from someone more experienced. It seems to be very accurately detailed as well.
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