As I stated before, I am in "need" of a new Titanic wardrobe. I had some really neat pink fabric in my stash that I was wanting to use. Then I found the most fabulous website that had a most fabulous pink suit/dress on it. I knew in an instant what my pink fabric would be made into! The hat was made over a year ago and it will finally have a dress to be worn with! Yeah!!! This also marks the first entry in The Historical Sew Fortnightly!
|I made a few changes in my dress from the inspiration image. The "V" neck is more of a pointed "U" and I added a little extra flap at the bottom...I thought it needed a little something more...|
|Inspiration Dress: "Elegant V neck taffeta dress from Ladies Home Journal April, 1912"|
The inspiration for this dress came from a pretty fantastic site called A Hundred Years Ago Today. Some very fabulous dresses can be found there!
|Close up of beautiful antique chemisette...I adore old lace. I will also be using my antique painted porcelain brooch!|
|The gorgeous Emilie De Briand. I found this image in 2012 and just had to recreate the hat...thankfully, I had won the bid on a white fur hat that I was able to re-trim to look similar to Miss Emilie's hat!|
|Antique white fur hat with ostrich plumes and egret spikes. The magnolia blossoms are antique as well!|
|I found this fabulous cloisonne hat pin in Washington! It is a perfect match for the flowers on the hat and the fabric of the dress!|
The Challenge: Pink
Fabric: Faux dupioni silk (polyester) and off white dupioni silk
Pattern: Bodice is Truly Victorian TVE41 Plain Blousewaist, skirt is a modified Butterick 4092
Notions: self covered buttons, metal hooks and eyes, pink poly thread
How historically accurate is it? The shape and look are pretty much accurate as I copied it from a fashion image from 1912...the poly, not so much!
Hours to complete: 24+
First worn: Hopefully will be worn at a Titanic Event at the end of April
Total cost: pink faux dupioni - $8.00 for 6 yards...off white dupioni silk - $4.00 a yard... lining from stash...self covering buttons 3.oo... TOTAL...$15.00!!!