Monday, November 10, 2014

Burnley and Trowbridge Polonaise Workshop

I attended my first Burnley and Trowbridge workshop and have come away with an almost completed polonaise jacket! It's made out of a striped sheer white cotton that matches a flounced petticoat I finished last year. The workshop was so fun! Of course, it helps when you're fitting with one of your best friends :)

I'm looking forward to finishing this in time for summer. It will get lots of ruffles! And I need to make a plain white linen petticoat to wear under the sheer one (my current cream mock quilt one makes the skirt look dingy). But for now... *sigh*... It's back to 1815 and New Orleans sewing...

Here's my inspiration, although I'm doing long sleeves: 



 



Oh... The hem really is even! I was leaning forward and trying to be cute... ;-P

3 comments:

Gina said...

Oh Samantha! This is going to look so wonderful!! Can't wait to see all those ruffles!
Blessings!
Gina

Time Traveling in Costume said...

Your inspiration photo is just beautiful. I love the ruffles and ruching on it. And an awesome job of you recreating it too.
Val

Rowenna said...

So pretty! I finished a pink taffeta incarnation of this some time ago..and still haven't finished with all the trimming floof I'd like to do! I love the white, it's so delicate and pretty on you!