Same story as before, I’m sorry I’m not sure who created this set of photos.
"Dress, 1900-1909. Warp print silk gown with jacquard floral pattern. Ecru and white with pink, green, and yellow flowers. V-neck with lace inset. High collar, shawl-effect bodice. Cummerbund with rosette at center. Skirt has lower band detail and a train. A full silk underskirt is attached. Hook and eye and snap closing. Tag says "Landum Minneapolis.” Goldstein Museum of Design."
Sorry everyone this was online with no link back to the original creator of the set of photos.
Dress, 1900-1909. “Warp print silk gown with jacquard floral pattern. Ecru and white with pink, green, and yellow flowers. V-neck with lace inset. High collar, shawl-effect bodice. Cummerbund with rosette at center. Skirt has lower band detail and a train. A full silk underskirt is attached. Hook and eye and snap closing”. Tag says “Landum Minneapolis.” Goldstein Museum of Design.
Dress, Girolamo Giuseffi, ca. 1906.
Silk and silk velvet. The appliquéd and cutout stylized flowers—either peonies or plum blossoms—are drawn in an Art Nouveau style. The dramatic sleeve silhouette along with the great amount of ruching and hand pin tucking throughout the bodice and skirt make this a very expensive garment, perhaps part of a trousseau.
Indianapolis Museum of Art.
When I started this costume a week ago I channeled the theme Starry Starry Night. My mom sent me two different types of fabric but I felt a deeper connection with the blue and I think that was reflected in the way the costume came together.
The bodice was draped entirely on the stand. The hardest part of this period is that there really isn’t a wide selection of patterns available.
Unfortunately I only had a little under a yard and a half of 54” fabric and with some very smart cutting I managed a trained skirt with almost no scrap fabric left over.
For the skirt I altered the Thornton’s pattern I used for all my skirts I wore in my 1912 fashion lectures for the Titanic Memorial Cruise which can be found here .When I danced I pinned the train up under the triangular panel of my skirt. Otherwise it would have been impossible to dance!
There was about a 5” selvedge edge that was plain so I ended up staying up for the better part of two nights stitching what I lovingly called a constellation design onto the sleeves. I wasn’t able to take a photo but on the drape the crosses near my heart I did stitch an actual constellation. I’m not sure if anyone remembers the post I wrote about the connection I have with Orion but it can be found here.
And as a first class passenger I made sure all my jewelry carried on the theme of the Stars. The crescent moon is from 1912 so I felt very special wearing it! (See! I did put that box to good use).
Sadly I didn’t take any making photos. This gown was mostly made in the early hours of the morning after I had finished working on my University work. I will still update The Mended Soul but for now this is all I have to share!
Edit: The train pinned up during the Mississippi Cakewalk