Thursday, March 22, 2012

Edwardian/Titanic Hair & Dress

 So as you know from my other blog I've been taking English Country dance lessons (Pride and Prejudice style). Last Monday the instructor told us about a Titanic Ball that is coming up in April that our group is going to. It's set in April 13, 1912 (the day before the Titanic sank), the reason us English Country Dancers get to go is that English Country dancing enjoyed a revival in 1912. So since finding out about the  ball, I've been in a frenzy of research for a costume and I still have to research about manners.
 This is what I came up with. The top part is a dress that I have, it has the perfect waist line, but it was just a bit to short so I made an underskirt of lace. I'm going to get a different color ribbon for for the waistline though.

Trying it on for size, trying to figure out how I want to make the lace caplet/shawl.

I bought a pair of Edwardian shoes, these only white:

 This is the only tutorial I could find for an Edwardian hairstyle:

I won't be wearing this fabric strip, probably a lacy one to match the dress. But its looking good. 

This is more a Gibson girl look,
But it's still very pretty, I've been wearing it all day.

Oh yes, and you must check out these lovely Edwardian dresses too. So pretty, I love them all.

1 comment:

  1. That looks lovely, Elizabeth! You look so pretty!