After seeing a beautiful Edwardian gown ca. 1910 the other during my work with the Powerhouse Museum I’ve decided to make one myself - depending on how I go I might even make two, an evening gown and a tea dress.
Below are a few photos that have sparked my interest. I might buy a basic pattern and alter it to fit what I want. I’ll have to start sketching a few designs over the next few days…
I love this sketch by Deborah Lynn Scott from Titanic. This dress is worn by Rose’s mother Ruth. I love the colours and the design.
Another picture is of the actress who played Madeleine Astor, again she is wearing similar colours.
I quite like the idea of a gold/cream coloured base with sheer black lace, point d’esprit or sheer beaded fabric over the top.
I went to Lincraft during my lunch break today and had a look. I found this beautiful creamy-gold satin fabric and some black lace. I thought the combination looked lovely together:
I love the design of Rose’s ‘jump’ dress from Titanic. The layers of beaded and sheer fabric over the top of the red under material is divine.
This dress from the V&A collection is also divine, and the love the draping of the skirt.
I also really like the design of this dress from Janet Arnold’s patterns of fashion, although there’s not enough going on at the front for me…