1910s Christmas Peacock Evening Dress

1910s Christmas Peacock Evening Dress

‘With Christmas [1912] “in the air” one’s thoughts naturally turn to frocks and the many odds and ends of dress which play an important part in those festivities which cluster around the season; for to a woman a not inconsiderable part of a pleasure depends on the knowledge that she is suitably garbed.’ (source)

1910s Christmas Evening Dress

This teal and blue 1910s evening dress I’ve sewn around Christmas some years ago.

1910s sequin blue teal evening gown christmas dress

1910s evening dresses were often richly embroidered with sequins, beads, and beaded tassels.

1910s sequined petrol blue teal peacock fabric

I’d bought this lovely sequined, embroidered, petrol blue fabric some time ago and thought it’d make a pretty post-Edwardian evening gown.

1910s sequin blue teal evening dress back pleats

I had some royal blue chiffon left in my stash which I’ve used for the kimono sleeves.

1910s sequin blue teal evening gown christmas dress

1910s dresses have a high waist, and the skirts are much narrower than in the Edwardian era. The skirts are tight in front with pleats or gathering at the back.

1910s sequin blue teal evening gown christmas dress front view

Here are four similar colored 1910s evening dresses: 1912 bead embroidered peacock tea gown, 1913-4 beaded blue and green silk chiffon evening dress, 1910 peacock silk evening gown, and ca. 1909 green and black evening dress.

1910s sequin blue teal evening gown christmas dress close up

The chiffon sleeves and taffeta belt of my dress are based on this ca. 1913 silk and lace evening dress with beaded tassels, this ca. 1914 evening dress, and this ca. 1911 pink silk chiffon dress.

1910s evening dress

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1910s hairstyle evening dress

My hairstyle is inspired by this pretty 1910-2 photograph, and this photograph of a lady in a 1910s evening gown.

1910s ladies evening hairstyle curls updo

It consists of curls at the back of the head, and a strand of hair wrapped round the head.

1910s woman evening updo

The updo is very similar to the 1910s Recamier hairstyle [tutorial].

1910s ladies evening coiffure
Back view of 1910s evening coiffure

1910s sequin blue teal evening gown necklace

I’m wearing a brass and glass necklace with the dress.

gold emerald necklace
Close-up of necklace

diy blue turquoise beaded tassels

I’ve made beaded tassels in blue, turquoise, and dark blue to match the color of the dress.

beaded tassels on 1910s evening gown sleeves

Here are the sleeves with the beaded tassels.

1910s blue evening dress sleeves with beaded tassels

To make the tassels: I’ve sewn seed beads to a piece of ribbon like a beaded fringe. Then I’ve rolled and sewn the ribbon into a head for the tassel, and covered it with seed beads.

1910s blue sequined dress beaded tassels sleeves

The tassels add weight to the sleeves.

1910s sequin blue teal evening gown christmas dress

Here’s a 1916 evening dress with beaded tassels at the sheer sleeves. And a close-up of beaded tassels on a 1914-16 evening gown.

1910s evening dress bodice foundation

The bodice of the gown is draped over a jeans foundation. The stiff foundation gives the right shape to the bodice and the bodice needs no boning. I’m also wearing a corset underneath.

1910s dress front hook and eye closure

The bodice closes at the side with hooks and eyes.

1910s sequin blue teal evening gown christmas dress

I love the peacock colors of this dress.

ning gown christmas dress

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