Must have Tuesday is here again.

Today we move up another 10 years to 1760 to this pretty little number.

1760 Robe a la francais from the Met.

Now, for must have Tuesdays I talk about what I would or would not change if I recreated and existing dress.  I’d keep everything about the structure of this dress but I don’t think I’d go with the yellow.  I have a hang up about wearing yellow.  It screams “look at me” and you know that I’m not comfortable with that.

Ok, despite evidence to the contrary, I don't like to be blinding center of attention.

 But, in spite of its color, I do like this dress.

Maybe in a more calming green color....

And here is the back.


 How about you folks…would you copy exactly, tweak a little bit or totally reno this look?

3 thoughts on “Must have Tuesday is here again.

  1. Shirley A Victorian says:

    I like the “gold”, I’d wear it as is. But would you like to do all the hand sewing?

    • I would not like to hand sew all of that! That is why I like the later 1800s…I can machine sew to my hearts content and not fret over authenticity! If I made that dress it would be machine sewn and I would stay out of contests!

  2. Shirley A Victorian says:

    ME TOO!

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