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fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress ca. 1910
From Doyle New York

fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress ca. 1910

From Doyle New York

ornamentedbeing:

When I started this costume a week ago I channeled the theme Starry Starry Night. My mom sent me two different types of fabric but I felt a deeper connection with the blue and I think that was reflected in the way the costume came together.
The bodice was draped entirely on the stand. The hardest part of this period is that there really isn’t a wide selection of patterns available. 
Unfortunately I only had a little under a yard and a half of 54” fabric and with some very smart cutting I managed a trained skirt with almost no scrap fabric left over.
For the skirt I altered the Thornton’s pattern I used for all my skirts I wore in my 1912 fashion lectures for the Titanic Memorial Cruise which can be found here .When I danced I pinned the train up under the triangular panel of my skirt. Otherwise it would have been impossible to dance!
There was about a 5” selvedge edge that was plain so I ended up staying up for the better part of two nights stitching what I lovingly called a constellation design onto the sleeves. I wasn’t able to take a photo but on the drape the crosses near my heart I did stitch an actual constellation.  I’m not sure if anyone remembers the post I wrote about the connection I have with Orion but it can be found here.

And as a first class passenger I made sure all my jewelry carried on the theme of the Stars. The crescent moon is from 1912 so I felt very special wearing it! (See! I did put that box to good use).



Sadly I didn’t take any making photos. This gown was mostly made in the early hours of the morning after I had finished working on my University work. I will still update The Mended Soul but for now this is all I have to share!

ornamentedbeing:

When I started this costume a week ago I channeled the theme Starry Starry Night. My mom sent me two different types of fabric but I felt a deeper connection with the blue and I think that was reflected in the way the costume came together.

The bodice was draped entirely on the stand. The hardest part of this period is that there really isn’t a wide selection of patterns available. 

Unfortunately I only had a little under a yard and a half of 54” fabric and with some very smart cutting I managed a trained skirt with almost no scrap fabric left over.

For the skirt I altered the Thornton’s pattern I used for all my skirts I wore in my 1912 fashion lectures for the Titanic Memorial Cruise which can be found here .When I danced I pinned the train up under the triangular panel of my skirt. Otherwise it would have been impossible to dance!

There was about a 5” selvedge edge that was plain so I ended up staying up for the better part of two nights stitching what I lovingly called a constellation design onto the sleeves. I wasn’t able to take a photo but on the drape the crosses near my heart I did stitch an actual constellation.  I’m not sure if anyone remembers the post I wrote about the connection I have with Orion but it can be found here.

And as a first class passenger I made sure all my jewelry carried on the theme of the Stars. The crescent moon is from 1912 so I felt very special wearing it! (See! I did put that box to good use).

Sadly I didn’t take any making photos. This gown was mostly made in the early hours of the morning after I had finished working on my University work. I will still update The Mended Soul but for now this is all I have to share!

ornamentedbeing:

c. 1908

Met

ornamentedbeing:

c.1911

Met

carolathhabsburg:

Miss Lily Elsie. Handtinted image of the era. 

carolathhabsburg:

Miss Lily Elsie. Handtinted image of the era. 

fripperiesandfobs:

Callot Soeurs day dress, 1910-15

From LACMA

ornamentedbeing:

Bibliothéque nationale de France

ornamentedbeing:

Bibliothéque nationale de France

fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress ca. 1912

From the FIDM Museum

fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress ca. 1905

From Whitaker Auctions

fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress ca. 1910

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

labellefilleart:

Woman Reading on a Settee, William Worchester Churchill

labellefilleart:

Woman Reading on a Settee, William Worchester Churchill


thisisntvictorian:

IS THAT HOGWARTS?

For goodness’ sake, why does no one ever read Hogwarts, a History!? The castle is Medieval, not Victorian or Edwardian (I mean, seriously?)

thisisntvictorian:

IS THAT HOGWARTS?

For goodness’ sake, why does no one ever read Hogwarts, a History!? The castle is Medieval, not Victorian or Edwardian (I mean, seriously?)

fripperiesandfobs:

Redfern dinner dress, 1909-11

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

ornamentedbeing:

Another dress on my mood board is this McQueen gown from the 2008 Fall/Winter collection.

It’s joined by one of my favorite Lucile gowns.

maudelynn:

Diana, the Huntress
Vintage Edwardian Postcard

maudelynn:

Diana, the Huntress

Vintage Edwardian Postcard