Robe à l’Anglaise
This was a dress inspired by the fashion from the film Marie Antoniette (2005). While I took some inspiration from the film, I also researched the traditional robes à l’Anglaise and drafted my own patterns. This was my first historically inspired costume.
This dress was inspired by a dress I saw in Reign, so though it has lots of anachronistic features, it isn’t inspired by a particular decade. Rather, it reminds me a lot of the romanticised version of medieval and Renaissance fashion in film.
Red Velvet Dress
This was my holiday inspired project for 2016. I was also inspired by Renaissance looks, such as square necklines. This was made over a week out of three meters of red velvet. I also made a holiday crown to match!
1871 Evening Dress
This project was based on an extant 1871 evening dress at the Fashion Museum Bath. It is made from 8 meters of light blue fabric, and it includes a steel bustle cage to achieve the right silhouette.