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1550s French Court Gown

I made this long enough ago now that I'm not sure exactly when I made it, and I no longer have the research that I did at the time (my laptop was stolen). Still, this is one of the first pieces of garb I was really proud of as I remember learning a lot from it and really getting a lot of pleasure wearing it on multiple times. This is a dress I've worn to a number of demos and had little girls come and ask me if I was a princess.

The gown laces at the front, and has a separate front panel that pins in place over it. These days I think I would be more inclined to use side lacing on this type of gown.