Completed: April 2008
Worn at: Fêtes de la Nouvelle France
Why I chose this costume: . This costume was inspired by a beautiful illustration in the book "Eighteenth-century French Fashions" which are engravings from the "Galerie des Modes" 1778-1787. The Redingote (an 18th century bastardization of the word "riding-coat") is made of cotton chintz, and the petticoat is white cotton. The sash is raspberry-coloured taffeta. The lapels on the front are meant to resemble a men's military coat.