Laughing Moon #104 - 1909-1913 Edwardian Day or Evening Dress Sewing Pattern. *Please note this pattern is not intended as a exact copy of any dress in the 1998 film Titanic or the show Downton Abbey.*
This is a pattern for two styles that were common during the period 1909-1913. The pieces can be combined for many different looks. This dress goes from day to evening with all dress pieces interchangeable. The Guimpe (blouse) can be worn under it or not.
The Sample for View A was made from a sequined sari - imagine wearing it with a turban style headdress adorned with a feather in front and long gloves. Don't forget your ostrich feather fan.
With View B you can indulge in maximum hat, high top shoes, and parasol. Fun! 1909-1913 Directoire (slightly empire) dress has princess seamed (boning optional) bodice to waist, with short or elbow length sleeves. Two choices can go over that; kimono sleeve shown in View A or overbodice shown in View B.
The skirt is sewn to the underbodice raised 2" from the waist in front and raised higher in back. The back can be trained or not, with either a square or pointed shape. Back opening has period placket with hooks and eyes or modern zipper. An optional overskirt can be added and modified to be straight or "V'ed".
Dress pieces are interchangeable. A separate guimpe (blouse) has a high collar, two piece sleeves, and buttons down the back. Period sewing methods are shown and modern shortcuts suggested. This pattern's difficulty is rated Intermediate. Click the prompt below the photo to view the back of the pattern envelope.