Tea gown

(ca 1910-1912)

titanic era tea gown

Dress for 16" doll (Tyler Wetworth, Brenda Starr by Tonner).

I always liked the Edwardian fashion for its elegant, slim silhouette; so I took opportunity and used the instructions, which so kindly published Sense and Sensibility - I would like to thank them very much that way - and sewed on approval this simple dress for my Brenda Starr...

  • Dusty rose gown from a ribbed silk has the inset and the sleeve trims made from a fine cotton lace. Under the split overskirt, reaching under knee, you can see the longer ivory crepe-satine underskirt, trimmed in an embroidered tulle. The gown is tighten under breasts with a bias cut bright pink sash and fastens back with little snaps; the bodice is lined.

  • Hat with the wide brim is trimmed in a fine brown silk; the sash and the bow is from the same material. The hat is, as like as the bodice, embellished with a simple embroidery and beading. I used a brown viscose floss, home-made tiny purple sequins and tiniest clear, purple and black beads.

  • The gown complete the beaded and embroidered reticule and the laced-up shoes called balmoral.

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