1770 cotton open robe. Snowshill Manor © National Trust

Polonaise National Trust Inventory Number 1348734 Date 1770 Materials Cotton, Linen, Silk Collection Snowshill Wade Costume Collection, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)

Dress; Open robe - Silk. Edge to edge opening, square neck, lappets below waist. Underarm seam. Back en fourreau with pleats facing centre back. Sleeves - 3 darts at head. Strips run round sleeve. Open robe      National Trust Inventory Number 1348729  Category 	Costume  Date 	1770  Materials 	Glazed cotton, Linen, Silk, Wool  Measurements 	  Place of origin 	  Collection 	Snowshill Wade Costume Collection, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)

Open robe National Trust Inventory Number 1348729 Category Costume Date 1770 Materials Glazed cotton, Linen, Silk, Wool Measurements Place of origin Collection Snowshill Wade Costume Collection, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)

Perfect for Revolutionary period

American cotton print open robe, from the Vintage Textile archives. (You can make this with my Ladies' Portrait Dress pattern!

Open robe polonaise    National Trust Inventory Number 1348722.1  Category	Costume  Date	1770  Materials	Card, Linen, Metal, Shot silk, Silk, Taffeta  Measurements	  Place of origin	  Collection	Snowshill Wade Costume Collection, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)  Not on show

Italian Gown- Part of a shot silk taffeta dress with orange warp/blue weft to give copper effect. cf Nancy Bradfield 'Costume in Detail' pg. Janet Arnold 'Patterns of Fashion' p.

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In eighteenth-century dress, the torso was encased by layers of quilted linen and boning that constitute an exaggerated exoskeleton. An inevitable consequence of this redefinition of the torso is an emphasis on the hip and bustline

1770 open robe polonaise. Snowshill Manor. In Janet Arnold, Patterns of Fashion 1, pg 37-39. Cotton, Linen, Silk damask

Open robe polonaise National Trust Inventory Number 1348724 Date 1770 Materials Cotton, Linen, Silk damask Collection Snowshill Wade Costume Collection, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)

Dress    National Trust Inventory Number 1365653.1  Category	Costume  Date	1770  Materials	Calamanco, Linen, Silk

Dress National Trust Inventory Number Date 1770 Materials Calamanco, Linen, Silk Collection Killerton, Devon (Accredited Museum)

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