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Titanic Pattern Resources

By Jennie Chancey

So many people have asked me to recommend patterns which could be used for “Titanic” gowns, so I’ve gathered that info together and placed it on this page. A few of the patterns featured on here are not specifically copies of “Titanic” gowns, but they will work if you are willing to do some alterations or make some additions to them.

Titanic Breakfast Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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Christina created this very romantic, feminine version of the breakfast gown, complete with all the rosebuds and ribbons. Dreamy! Here is a beautiful breakfast gown made by Jennifer LaConte of J. LaConte Designs. She used a patterned lace for the overdress, which is completely detachable, as you can see. Jennifer Cech made this beautiful Breakfast […]

Titanic Tea Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

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This is Jennifer Rouch’s version of the tea gown. Writes Jennifer, “My tea dress was a less accurate version as far as budget was concerned. Instead of using guipure lace I used a wide antique looking less expensive lace. The green matte satin was a dead on match of the movie dress, and I used […]

Titanic “Sinking” Coat

By Jennie Chancey

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Jennifer LaConte of J. LaConte Designs made this absolutely stunning version of the sinking coat for a customer. Can you believe the intricate detailing of the trim? This is truly a masterpiece! Jennifer writes, “This is my sinking coat with machine embroidery. My customer choose this lovely purple for the coat instead of pink.” Fantastic!

Titanic “Jump” Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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Jennifer Cech of La Petite Trousseau made this shimmering version of the “jump” dress for a client. Look at all the spangles! Christina created her own version of the “jump” dress for a ball she attended. She writes, “You can’t see in the picture, but all the fringe is beaded and the front of the […]

Titanic “Flying” Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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Rosemary made this absolutely stunning version of the “flying dress” (isn’t it luscious?) as well as a beautiful “swim” dress seen in that section. Top-flight work, Rosemary! Ute Fortelano of Dragonfly Formals> made this splendid version of the flying dress (as well as a “jump” dress seen in that section). Doesn’t the velvet look scrumptious? […]

Titanic Dinner Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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Jennifer Rouch is a professional seamstress in Florida. This is her version of Rose’s dinner gown. Wow! She writes, “The Dinner dress was fully lined and made of caviar beaded black chiffon and then beaded using hot fix swarowski crystals 1000 black diamond, jet and crystal stones. It has a train and train holder that […]

Titanic Deck Dresses

By Jennie Chancey

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Here is another one of Tracie Arnold’s knock-out re-creations! Tracie writes, “Here are the pictures of my newly finished Deck Dress. It is a two piece that consists of a long-sleeved Princess petticoat with embroidered cuffs and then the deck dress complete with embroidery. The embroidery differs from the film but it was not in […]

Original Photos of the actual Titanic Costumes

By Jennie Chancey

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Back in early 1998, the J. Peterman company bought dozens of original costumes from “Titanic.” They created their own line of reproductions for purchase, but they also sold the originals to private collectors around the world. I am tickled pink to be able to share the pictures on this page, courtesy of the collectors who bought the original “jump” dress and pink “sinking” coat from Peterman!

Titanic on Tour Exhibit Photos

By Jennie Chancey

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I had the opportunity to visit Paramount’s “Titanic” costume exhibit right before it left King’s Dominion near Richmond, Virginia, in 1999, and it was a treat! I took two disks full of photos with my digital camera, and I took another roll of photos with my film camera.

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