Wednesday, July 27, 2016

title pic A Lacy Edwardian Tea Gown

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on December 1, 2011

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In true Edwardian fashion, I had this gown photographed in a 1914 mansion.

I have finished my lacy Edwardian tea gown sewn with Sense & Sensibility’s wonderful pattern, and I can hardly wait to share the results! This fantastic design is wonderfully easy to sew, and I made a couple slight changes – shortening the sleeves, and sewing just one layer of overlay, using the whole skirt pattern rather than having a panel down the front that isn’t overlaid. Besides that, this dress gown is nearly identical to the original pattern.  

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Scalloped lace at the hem adds a finishing touch to this silk gown.

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I’m sure this mansion’s former residents must have held some grand Christmas parties here!

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By some miracle my hair stayed curled without any hairspray…

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This lovely dress would probably only have been worn for indoor tea parties, but it looks just as pretty outside.

 I had so much fun getting these photographs taken, and the mansion in these photographs was completed in 1914 – a very likely year for this gown to have been worn.  The fabric of the dress is silk shantung, with an embroidered tulle overlay and silk dupioni sash.  I like to imagine if the house’s Edwardian inhabitants would have ever worn a similar dress…  At any rate, I absolutely loved wearing this gown, and I felt as if I’d stepped back in time one hundred years in the grand old mansion!

Happy sewing!

Katrina

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