Violet’s 1914 Afternoon Dress

By Jennie Chancey

Violet made this lovely version of the 1914 Afternoon Dress when she took my Heirloom Dress Class. She writes,

I have finished my 1914 heirloom gown, and I am SO THRILLED with it! Words can’t described how happy I am with this dress. I love it. I love all the lace and tucks and embroidery. Now I want to add elements of heirloom sewing to all my projects. I feel so pretty wearing it! I am going to make a boned belt when I can find some short boning, but right now I really like the plain dupioni belt, too. This was so much fun to make and I learned so much. I simply could not have done it without you! This was the best 20th birthday present I could have ever asked for. ~ Violet H.

P.S. – See luthientinuviel.com/1914.htm for step-by-step photos of the dress construction.

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