The Idea and Inspiration:
A collaboration with the divine Mrs C to create Lady Maude Warrender’s 1909-1910 laurel themed evening gown from Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion 1860-1940. The gown fit perfectly into my Pompeii to Paris project, and with Mrs C doing the detailed embellishment, tackling the gown was feasible.
Fabric and Materials:
Ivory silk charmeuse lined with cream cotton voile, with linen bodice lining for the underdress. Bodice boned with featherweight boning. Overdress of cotton/rayon net in gold and dyed black. Laurel embellishments of gold organza and embroidery floss. Sash and trim of silk and rayon blend velvet.
Research and Resources:
Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion 1860-1940
Jordan Bently’s research on the original dress
The Dress Diary:
The full photoshoot: