With the 100th Anniversry of the sinking of that wonderous ship the Titanic, the whole costuming world seems to be ablaze with Edwardian fashion ideas. I cannot say that I am an expert in Edwardian fashions, and indeed the costume I eeked out is not very fabulous compared to some. But I have enjoyed researching the era and rounding out my Edwardian ensemble I plan to wear on the 14th of April.
I have been very pleased with the patterns people have put out in honor of the anniversry, that otherswise would not have been. I also love the resources you can now download via e-book on both the Sensibility website and the WearingHistory website. Indeed there has been such an overflowing amount of research that has been stacking up in my room, I felt compelled to put all in a notebook:
Inside I have all sorts of patterns and research articles:
Below: Folkwear's Edwardian Underthings pattern, which is an old pattern. I found this one at weaving show actually, in a corner of old books. I paid $10 for it!
This is a new pattern from Wearing History which was just released. If you buy it before the 14th, you can download a FREE e-book on actual fashions and sewing techniques from the period. I LOVE MY COPY! I seriously poured over it for 5 hours.
Anyway, the pattern is for a 1910's Blouse and Guimpe. Haven't used it, but it looks great!
Here is a glimpse at Jenny Chancey's wonderful free resource she put together. You can get it at Sensibility.com
For the memorial, I will be wearing my Edwardian dress I remade recently, but I now have made a belt and ............. I experimented and made a lace sailor collar!
I used the graphics from Wearing Histories e-book download that I got for free when I purchased the Blouse pattern.
My lace sailor collar Front and