With the anniversary of the Titanic last year, our dear friends the Yens hosted a ball as an excuse to make 1912 evening gowns. So we obliged. :-) My inspiration came from "Costume in Detail", one of my very favoritest books!! I have always loved the 1911 evening gown, and this seemed like the ideal time to make it. I was slightly limited, design-wise due to my desire to utilize my extensive stash collection. I was rather pleased with the outcome, though- due to stocking up on fabrics during super-clearances and then putting them in the stash, I was able to make this dress for less than $25- all supplies included! It's projects like this that make me feel like my attempts at using up the stash are futile- there are just so many benefits to having it! The dress has a fitted, boned lining and the top fabric is draped in place over it (thanks to my wonderful mother!). The sleeves and neckline are trimmed with a row of tiny beads. The necklace was made with various jewelry findings from Hobby Lobby and JoAnns.
The back train buttons up for ease in dancing. A close-up of the back skirt pleats.