In light of Titanic's 100 year anniversary coming up, I thought it was an excuse to put an Edwardian gown on the to do list. My very favorite so far is this one, by Lucile, as in Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon, who was both fashion designer and Titanic survivor. How perfect!
|Evening Dress. V&A, T.31-1960.|
|And from a slightly different angle.|
At present, I'm browsing for ivory silk satin, or perhaps charmeuse, ivory chiffon and black velvet. I've also been checking out patterns to go off of, since I have never made a dress from this era. I perused Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion 2 (1860 - 1940). Inside there's a pattern and instructions for Lady Maude Warrender's evening gown (1909 - 1910), which I might be able to go off of for the inside structure. Has anyone used this as a pattern before?
|An illustration of Lady Maude's dress.|
|A gorgeous reproduction of Lady Maude's dress, done |
by Jordan Bentley. Click here for more pictures to drool over!
Including pictures of the original gown, which
is housed in the Museum of London.
I leave you with some other gowns that caught my attention. Perhaps in the future...
|1912 - 1913 Click the date for a link to an |
awesome gallery of Edwardian fashions.
|1910, by Worth. V&A.|
The below pictures are all dresses from the V&A exhibit,
|1912 - 1913, by Worth.|
|1910 - 1913. I especially love the one of the left!|