Grand Panniers, French Style - Gold Faux Silk

I made these using the absolutely amazing Simplicity 3635 pattern. I love everything about this pattern. and the resulting silhouette is just perfect. I have made another pair since, in white cotton, but have yet to take pictures.

It does not say anything on the Simplicity pattern about these being in the "French style", but they definitely are. You can tell because the French court panniers slopes out in a graceful curve, getting wider as they went down. The English court panniers stuck straight out with little or now curve, then held the skirt straight down to the floor.

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