The dress is made of 18th century reproduction fabric purchased from Duran Textiles. The dress is lined with fine linen and hand sewn with linen thread.

The dress is made of 18th century reproduction fabric purchased from Duran Textiles. The dress is lined with fine linen and hand sewn with linen thread.

Period: 18th Century - Sack dress Material: Embroidered Thai silk, dyed lace, decorative flowers

Period: 18th Century - Sack dress Material: Embroidered Thai silk, dyed lace, decorative flowers

The robe à la polonaise or polonaise is a woman's garment, consisting of a gown with a cutaway, draped and swagged overskirt, worn over an underskirt or petticoat. From the late nineteenth century, the term polonaise also described a fitted overdress which extended into long panels over the underskirt, but was not necessarily draped or swagged.

The robe à la polonaise or polonaise is a woman's garment, consisting of a gown with a cutaway, draped and swagged overskirt, worn over an underskirt or petticoat. From the late nineteenth century, the term polonaise also described a fitted overdress which extended into long panels over the underskirt, but was not necessarily draped or swagged.

18th century (according to the previous pinner). I don't know- this looks early in the period if so; it still has that drooping bodice look of the 17th. A lovely ensemble nonetheless!

18th century (according to the previous pinner). I don't know- this looks early in the period if so; it still has that drooping bodice look of the 17th. A lovely ensemble nonetheless!

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