Marie Antoinette movie gown/pocket hoops

And sew it begins! The first stage of the Marie Antoinette [film] inspiration gown is complete! Here are a few images of the completed pocket hoops. They are made of 100% white cotton with 3 rows of buckram/steel wire boning. The waistband closes at the back with a button.

18th century pocket hoops
18th century pocket hoops

The pockets collectively measure 20″ across (each hoop is 10″ wide) and 18″ long. They are moderately sized pockets and will accommodate the shape of the polonaise quite nicely.

pocket hoops   pocket hoops
Embroidery detail of outside of pocket/ Small opening at the top of the pocket allows the wearer
to stash away little necessities under the skirt

About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.

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