A mid- to late-18th century Turkish ensemble — gomlek (undershirt), salvar (trousers), and entari (robe). The stuff Ottoman women REALLY wore, as filtered through 18th century French art & culture.
The Fabric & Trim
Block printed cotton with blue and green flowers on white.
Draped/drafted by me.
The entari is entirely hand sewn, but due to time constraints I machine sewed the gomlek and salvar. Also, I believe that there was an underdress worn in between the gomlek and entari, but I ended up combining the two for fewer layers with the right look.
Ribeiro, Aileen. Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe, 1715-1789. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
Scarce, Jennifer M. Women’s Costume of the Near and Middle East. London/New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.