Titanic Dress Construction - Part 1

March 18, 2012 - comments
My Titanic dinner dress is finished, but before I reveal the completed outfit, I thought I would talk a little about the construction. I got quite long-winded so I'll break it up, focusing today on the underdress . I make no assertions that my construction methods are entirely period correct, but I did use the diagrams and drawings in Patterns of Fashion and Costume In Detail as a guide.

1912 Undies

March 16, 2012 - comments

I’m such a bad blogger! The undergarments and dress for the upcoming Titanic dinner are finished, but I haven’t posted anything here! Sometimes, for me, I have to choose between sewing and blogging/computer time, and invariably sewing always wins. Before I reveal the gown, though, I thought I would share what goes under it first.


Titanic Schemes

February 11, 2012 - comments
In April I will be attending an Epic Titanic Dinner at the lovely Jenny-Rose’s house, and of course, I have nothing to wear!  No really, I’m starting from the ground up for this dinner. I need a new chemise, corset and petticoat for the teens era. Read more...

Making the Rose Francaise, Part 5

February 10, 2012 - comments
Now for the final installment of my rose francaise construction posts. Read more...

First Costume Event of 2012

February 8, 2012 - comments
I’m back from a lovely weekend in Virginia and Pennsylvania.


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