Marlene’s 1910s Tea Gowns

By Jennie Chancey

Here are two of my latest creations–gowns created from Mrs. Chancey’s lovely pattern! Being as I’ve been in an ‘Edwardian Fashion Craze’ for the last couple of months, I decided to buy the pattern and make the dress for a yearly dance we have at my parish. The dress I wore is the yellow-colored one–my friend is modeling it for me. : ) The only change I made was to tuck up the front overskirt. I danced all night- I suppose it’s either because of the dress or the fragrance I was wearing!

After the dance, I wanted to make another dress of the same pattern… so I created the blue one. I tore apart a vintage dress to make (don’t worry, the dress was frail and too small for me) the over skirt and the overlay in the inset. I extended the sleeves for a different look, and added a knitted lace collar. I am wearing this one in the photos. God bless!

Marlene E. S.

You two look darling, Marlene! I bet you had so much fun at the dance. Thanks for sharing!

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2 Comments on Marlene’s 1910s Tea Gowns

  1. Miss Raquel
    September 2, 2010 at 12:51 am (4 years ago)

    Absolutely beautiful, Marlene! Both of you are just darling. Love the colors you chose! And the knitted lace collar goes perfectly with it!
    Keep up the wonderful work!

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