Posts Tagged ‘1910s’

Diary of a Titanic Dress: Part Seven–The Big Reveal!

By Jennie Chancey

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The Titanic Centenary Memorial dinner we attended on April 12 was a fantastic success. The event raised over $6000 for a community-based conservation effort on Kenya’s coast, and we ate an incredible meal reproduced from the last first-class dinner served on board the ship. Many of those in attendance dressed in retro fashions (including guys in […]

Diary of a Titanic Dress: Part Six–Finishing Up!

By Jennie Chancey

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Well, our Internet went out last weekend and has been spotty this week, so I haven't had a chance to share the finishing of the dress until now. Your comments were all so helpful on the skirt options, and it was hard to decide how to arrange the overskirt, but I ended up going for expediency, as my deadline was fast approaching.

Katrina’s Stunning 1910s Tea Gown

By Jennie Chancey

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I loved using the tea gown pattern, and after years of admiring the design, I finally decided to cut it out (using some of my favorite fabrics) when my mother and I were watching “Pride & Prejudice” one afternoon.  The ivory silk shantung had a lovely satin finish on the back which I used on the […]

1916 Catalog eBook

By Jennie Chancey

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This gorgeous 1916-1917 Perry Dame ladies' clothing catalog includes many color plates and beautifully detailed drawings of what “New York Styles” were available in this time period. There are pages of dresses, skirts, waists, coats, shoes, hats, underthings, girls' clothing, and more. Even the original order form with measuring instructions is included!

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1910s Tea Gown for a Special Trip

By Jennie Chancey

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I came across this pretty blush silk on clearance at a local fabric store and bought it, not sure what I wanted to do with it until my husband and I decided to take a cruise to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Immediately, I decided to make a tea gown for one of the two formal […]

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