Saturday, November 26, 2011

100th Anniversary of the Titanic -- A Grand Affair

The costumer's guild I belong to will be having a gala in honour of the 100th anniversary of the sailing (and sinking) of the Titanic.

The Last Dinner on the Titanic
Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Save the Date! The Last Dinner on the Titanic – 100th Anniversary. The event of the century is coming your way! Join us for an amazing dinner, as we replicate the dishes served for the first-class (and last) meal on board the beautiful ship. Dancing & card games to end your sparkling evening. Suggested costume: 1st Class Passengers, Teens Era, 1910-1915.

Very excited about this. And now to sew. I scored an amazing beaded wedding dress on Craigslist. I will post pictures soon. The net is heavily beaded and will be used for a teens years gown (1911-1914). I plan to use Laughing Moon pattern #104. However, I need a long-line corset and unless I find a vintage girdle I will be sewing one...ugh.

Here is the pattern and an example of what you can make from it:

Here are some beautiful real gowns (1911 - 1914):