An original pattern for a ladies’ “coat dress,” this is very similar to the “flying” dress worn by Kate Winslet in “Titanic,” only of later vintage (ca. 1918).
Archive of ‘1900-1919 Images’ category
Lady Duff Gordon, a Titanic survivor, designed clothing and was the first couturier to use a catwalk for her models! [Note: Several years ago, I added a section devoted to the designs of Lucile, Lady Duff-Gordon.]
The "unsinkable" Molly Brown, who survived the Titanic tragedy. Love the hat!
This pattern is for a "dress protector"–fancy name for an apron. I based my Edwardian Apron pattern on this original.It works beautifully as a jumper over a blouse and petticoat.
Petticoats and corset covers pictured in a 1912 catalog.
Here’s a great ad for corsets from a 1912 catalog. Note the corset on the lower left for nursing moms. These are extremely rare and valuable now.
This is an original ca. 1911-12 afternoon dress from my collection. It was probably a deep lavender originally, but it has faded to a muted violet. I love the lace detailing.
A beautifully illustrated cover from a 1912 Collier’s magazine. The young man looks smashing in his suit and tweed hat, and I just love the casual elegance of the woman’s day dress and wonderful hairstyle.
Here is a lovely example of a Titanic-era tea gown. Note all the trimming on the bodice and the skirt draping. Simply fantastic.
A wonderful circa 1912 pattern for a young woman’s dresses. The differing front bodice closures are fun to study. (Many thanks to the Kerrie Lyons Collection for the loan!)