1770s Camisole à la Polonaise

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The Concept

A late-1770s camisole à la polonaise ensemble based on an extant jacket from the Musée Galliera and a 1780 fashion plate from Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français.

The Fabric & Trim

White cotton lawn, windowpane cotton lawn for the trim.

The Pattern

Draped by me.


Useful Links


  • Ribeiro, Aileen. Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe, 1715-1789. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
  • Van Cleave, Kendra & Brooke Welborn. “‘Very Much the Taste and Various Are the Makes': Reconsidering the Late 18th Century Robe à la Polonaise.” Dress (forthcoming May 2013).
  • Waugh, Norah. The Cut of Women’s Clothes 1600-1930. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1968.


  • Reply Laura March 5, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    GOOD GOLLY this is gorgeous – BRAVA!

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