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Retrofit: Rococo Shepherdess

In the third and final part of our Retrofit series, you'll learn how to create a low-sew, Rococo-inspired overdress, hip padding, and stomacher from everyday clothing.
Retrofit Lesson 3 Project
Gilles Demarteau The Elder, Grand Pastorale, No. 601, 1770s

Featured Artwork: Gilles Demarteau The Elder (French, 1745-1776), Grand Pastorale, No. 601, 1770s, crayon manner engraving with roulette work in colors on paper. Museum purchase, 1981.24.1

Materials Needed:
• skirt/dress with full skirt, calf-length
• short-sleeve fitted dress, knee-length
• one each: 12”x12” quilted and cotton fabric
• shawl or white fabric for shawl accessory
• two: knee-high socks
• grosgrain ribbon/wide shoelaces
• two: colors of ¼” ribbon
• gathered lace, approx. two yards
• piece of cardboard 12”x12”
• fiberfill
• scissors, fabric and heavy
• hand-sewing needle
• thread
• safety pins
• optional: sewing machine (or hand-sew)

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