WW1 Era Evening Gown
Northern College of Costume
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