Now I started muslining this dress way back in January and was planning on doing it for the Embellish challenge due at the end of February so not all of these inspirations are going to read "white" but I thought this would be a great time to finish off this UFO since it happened to be mostly white!
I kind of started this process backwards and picked my pattern first. I bought several 19-teens patterns over last Christmas break when I knew I would be going to Costume College. My draping/drafting skills are not super awesome so I really wanted to buy a pattern rather than start from scratch. I choose Pattern #8480: Ladies' Dress: Circa 1914-1915 from Past Patterns. The pattern also had options for less ruffles and simpler sleeves.
I loved this cute blue dress from 1912! It also has cute little bows! :D
Lingerie dresses were super popular during the Edwardian period. Lace is super fun.
This dress looks so much like the simpler versions of my pattern. I love the striped accents.
This dress ended up being my biggest inspiration! I love the pretty embroidery and I found this great embroidered fabric.
Scallops and embroidery! :D