An Edwardian Lacy Dress for Christmas

by Edelweiss Patterns on December 2, 2011 · 6 comments

in 1910s,Dresses

Hello Ladies!

This is one of my favorite dresses that I’ve sewn in a long time.  Using the “1910s Tea Gown Pattern” from www.sensibility.com , I changed the sleeve length, altered the overlay, added lace puffing, and sewed on some pleated ribbon trim for a gorgeous gown that is still similar to the original design. 

I had these pictures taken in a 1914 Edwardian mansion which was the perfect backdrop for this dress.  And despite my aversion to hairspray I was able to pull off something akin to an airbun which looked authentic for the time period. : ) 

The dress itself is made from ivory silk shantung with an overlay of embroidered tulle that cascades elegantly down the back.  Whenever possible I added hand sewn details, such as with the lace appliques on the sleeves and the hand sewn zipper. 

I used a plum colored silk dupioni for the sash, and ommitted the pattern’s rosettes in favor of a big, pouffy bow.  And I hand pleated the lavender ribbon at the neckline for added detail. 

There are far too many details about this gown to mention them all, but I have written more about it over on my blog, and there are additional photos on my Facebook page.  This gown was an absolute delight to wear, and I really felt like I had stepped back in time in that beautifully elegant house!

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Katrina www.edelweisspatterns.com

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Katherine December 2, 2011 at 1:07 am

I’ve already shown some love for this over on facebook, but here’s a little more ;) Great work as always.

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Hulagirl December 2, 2011 at 1:52 am

This is so, so pretty. You make me want to sew something Edwardian myself although i would have nowhere to wear it. Love the colors.

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ladya December 2, 2011 at 7:59 am

Cool, I love it when people make dresses from eras gone by. It looks beautiful great job :)

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Lauren December 2, 2011 at 11:46 am

Absolutely gorgeous! Looks like a dream to wear, especially in that location!

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Lholy-chan December 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm

It’s beautiful! The tulle overlay is lovely and I really like the sash color. And the pleated ribbon is a nice embelishment.

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CrimsonGardenia December 3, 2011 at 12:31 am

So beautiful! I love the additions you have made – very tasteful and appropriate! Well done.

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