here). I picked up a yard of faux fur and used this to trim the edges of the robe, and I also made a new muff since the 1790s is ALL about the accessories.
Turbans are the most common type of headwear that women seemed to wear with this type of gown, and the crazy-long feathers add such a fun finishing touch. Since I was short on time, I made a really simple fixed turban by tacking a long strip of silk over a wool hat blank. I also wore my curly grey wig to try to mimic the look of the ladies in these fashion plates.
So that's pretty much it! My obsession with 1790's fashion knows no bounds, and it was a lot of fun to make another robe to add to my growing collection.
As usual, I'll post a few of my favorite photos here, and the rest are on Flickr.