Damask Evening Gown

Evening Gown Back

Click to enlarge via Flickr. Left: front view at Dress U 2012. Right: back view at Dress U 2012.

Pattern: McCall’s M6466
Fabric and Materials: Woven silk damask, silk organza, and cotton twill for the lining

Inspiration Photo
1913 Poiret Theatre de Champs-Elysees Dress at Met
Click to enlarge via Flickr. Evening dress by Paul Poiret.

Notes: Made spring 2012. This dress fought me a lot. A LOT. I had no idea what I was doing, this being my first try at 1910s fashion, and the fabric shreds very easily. In the end I just made something up and winged it. The result was okay, but it’s never going to be my favorite. It got me through the event, though!