1912 – Titanic dress

 

First Worn: April 2012

I got the fabric when my friend Annie graciously took me around the LA fabric district and helped me pick things out. The black lace was a great find, ’cause it basically designed the dress for me.

I took the top of a strapless prom dress pattern I had on hand for who knows what, and added sleeves. You can see that look demonstrated really well in the pics here, especially the sketch:
http://dressedintime.blogspot.com/2011/11/edwardian-fabulousness.html

The bottom is essentially a rectangle with some pleats in the back for sit-ability. Pretty much all the design work is the fabric itself!