Catherine Chan Costumier

WW1 Era Evening Gown

Northern College of Costume
York, UK
(Spring 2019)

Photography: Mark Terry & Lydia Hann

Original design inspired by extant garments from 1914-17.

silk, brocade, velvet, netting

To create the velvet fan belt, I pad stitched a layer of calico on one side along the length of the velvet, and a strip of stiff tulle to the fan section inside. The top area was cartridge pleated, steamed in place, then the top 3 rows of thread were removed. It was hand-sewn to the belt.

1910s Longline Corset

Pattern drafted from an extant garment.

coutil, spiral steel boning, jacquard, cotton lining, satin bias