18th century, projects

Oh Hey Look! I made a costume

Specifically, an 18th century Turkish ensemble, consisting of gomlek (shirt), salvar (trousers), and entari (robe), based on 18th century paintings of French/English women in Turkish costume, Turkish illustrations of the period, and extant Turkish garments.

It was fun to make and comfy to wear, although I need bigger hair next time!

Read a little bit more about the project.

Jean-Étienne Liotard - Portrait of Mary Gunning, Countess of Coventry

(C) Karen Fox)

(C) Karen Fox

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5 Comments

  • Reply Merja August 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

    That is so cool! It looks great on you and you really found the perfect fabric for it.

  • Reply Aimee August 10, 2012 at 11:04 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this.

  • Reply Zora August 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve been wearing my homesewn salvar (salwar/shalwar, South Asian style) for years. Most comfortable long pants ever.

    Looks good on you :)

  • Reply Clare S/GentlewomanThief August 12, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Fabulous! I love it! 18th C Turkish costume is awesome and, bonus, it looks very comfortable yet also stylish!

  • Reply Isis August 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    That’s so gorgeous!

    I love that painting!

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