Next year, 2012, is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. So expect to see an increase in passing mentions of the event as well as reproduction dresses being built by costume historians and seamstresses. There will also be lots of 1912 themed events coming up. Anyway, I want to start the season by sharing this fabulous 1912 dress with you from the Diary of a Mantua Maker. Enjoy!
This gown has a related post on the blog Diary of a Mantua Maker. In short, the dress uses the pattern in Janet Arnold’s 1860-1940 pattern book to create a unique version of the gown. I encourage you to visit the post to read the description for yourself and see more photos! I think it was quite a success.
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As 2012 marks the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, the Mobile Millinery Museum (www.thehatmuseum.org) will tour with a collection of authentic Edwardian costume this year, including a wedding gown which would have crossed on the fated liner, had it been completed at the time of the scheduled crossing.
That sounds neat. Thanks for reading and commenting.