The Epic Titanic Dinner Report

April 13, 2012 - comments

Last weekened I had the pleasure of attending an Edwardian dinner party. It was such a wonderful trip that I don’t know where to begin. Imagine a road trip with good friends, lots of last minute sewing and party prep, and finally an amazing 13 course meal surrounded by old and new friends. It will definitely be a highlight of my costuming life!

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My Absinthe Robe

March 29, 2012 - comments
Because one costume is never enough! There will be an Absinthe Afterparty following the Titanic dinner I'm attending in a little over a week, and of course, that means I need a second change of clothes. My original thought was to wear my Aesthetic dress, but as comfortable as that dress is, I wanted something even more snuggly. Most days I'm bundled up in a "old man" sweater (as my husband says), so my idea of lounge wear is distinctly warm. The perfect soulution? A silk velvet robe!


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The Finished Titanic Dinner Dress

March 18, 2012 - comments
My Titanic dinner gown is finished! 
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Titanic Dress Construction - Part 2

March 18, 2012 - comments
Next, I thought I would share a little of how I draped the overdress. This part of the project was actually very fun, despite the fact that I normally dont like fitting stages. My new dressform really came in handy!
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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.
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