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RH1090 -- Ladies' 1910s Evening Gowns


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RH1090
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Make yourself a Titanic evening gown with this pattern!

You need our pattern for this stunning evening gown based on an original pattern from the 1910s.  This elegant gown can be made a variety of ways so you don't have to worry about looking like everyone else at the Titanic ball.  The pattern includes a fitted undergown with boned bodice and one overgown option (the center figure shown on the pattern cover).  Instructions for draping other styles of overgown (shown on either side of the central figure) are included.  Many embellishment suggestions are also in the pattern as well as complete historical notes and documentary evidence.

One pattern = many gorgeous 1910s gowns!  You just have to follow the instructions.

Fits busts 28" through 48",  waists 20" through 40", hips 30" through 50" with instructions for conversion to larger sizes.

All sizes are  included in one pattern. Detailed instructions, period tailoring directions, embellishment suggestions, and historical notes are also included.  Plus you can call our toll-free number with any questions.

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Suggested Fabrics:
silk satin for undergown
lace, chiffon, net, or other diaphanous material for overgown

Notions: thread, steel boning, hooks and eyes, snaps, embellishments such as paillettes, stones, embroidery, et cetera

Yardage Requirements: 3 yds 60" fabric for underdress, overgown yardage varies with options

Let us help you! At Reconstructing History, we want to see you wearing the best garments you are capable of making. Call us Monday through Friday from 9am until 4pm Eastern Time (or email us at info@reconstructinghistory.com) and we will answer any questions you might have.

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Terrific pattern. I have made two gowns and had great fun playing with all the embellishments and overdresses.

A couple of suggestions: inititally, the bodice was way too floppy at the top. Then I discovered Janet Arnold's book with the same dress in it. Her diagrams show a band of 3/8" insertion inside the top edge of the bodice, through which a 3/16" ribbon is threaded to draw it up; and incidentally that gives it a much more 'period' shape.
I also wish that you had given somewhat more detailed diagrams and instructions for the overdresses and drapery. There are several excellent websites of Poiret images that were great fun and gave me all sorts of ideas.
Now I'm just wishing that I could make another one. But really - who needs THREE Titanic frocks?!

I have made this dress 5 times for my daughters and myself as well as 2 friends For a event in CA. It was very easy to modify for a 8 year old, 13 year old on up to a 50 inch bust. height adjustments were simple to modify as well! The pattern leaves you open with options to be as creative as you wish!! I think i may make it again for myself in other materials! I used beaded embroidered nets,silk dupioni, crepe, duchess,brocade,faille and a floral moire' in all of the dresses. All in all VERY comfortable to wear!