So, I've been thinking the 18th Century quite a bit lately, and really, who doesn't? I've been toying with the idea of finally making the bubblegum pink gown that I've been wanting since the 2006 Marie Antoinette movie came out. I started to sift through some 1770s fashion plates, and instead of finding something in pink, I came across TONS of gowns in lavender purple! Of all things!
And wouldn't you know, I happen to have 7-8 yards of lavender satin in my stash! What a coincidence!!! I totally didn't buy all that satin with a polonaise in mind. Nooo.
Anywho, I've been looking at these plates, trying to decide what I want to make. I'm leaning heavily toward the Grand Gown, since 1) It's amazing, and 2) I only have 8 yards, and it wouldn't be enough for the gown and the petticoat, so having a gown with a white petticoat would eliminate any trouble I'd have trying to match, what is now, a discontinued fabric. Also, that gown is amazing.
These are the fashion plates that I found, in order from most favourite to least favourite. Opinions would be grand!
P.S. I did manage to find one fashion plate of a pink gown, and I rather like it! Sharing for future reference. :)