Friday, April 20, 2012

Titanic Boarding Suit and Accessories

Honoring the Titanic was not finished with the Epic Titanic Dinner I posted about earlier.  No!  I met up with some friends at a local theatre to see Titanic 3D in costume.  

About a year ago I commissioned the Boarding Suit from Fan + Friend.  Came out great!  But I needed the accessories that always make the difference between so-so and great costuming.  I needed The Hat, The Shirt/Collar, The Tie, The Purse, The Gloves, and The Jewelry.

Here is how the hat started out:

Here is the finished hat:

Then, after a lesson from my friend Robin, I removed the modern collar from a white button down shirt and made my own Edwardian collar with cotton lace edging like in the movie:

Then I made a reticule (pattern from the Folkwear Poiret Cocoon Coat) and bought vintage leather gloves from Ebay:

I didn't carry a parasol because it was night and this was an indoor event.

Here I am waving

  • White louis heeled boots from
  • Jewelry custom made with blue crystals from Karen's Romance on Etsy

Action!! Wearing our 3D glasses.

It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed seeing the film in 3D!

Epic Titanic Dinner

It's been a while, but I have been sewing a bit, I promise.  I attended the kind of event I've dreamed of for a long time: an elegant, first class Titanic Dinner in honor of all who lost their lives on the ship 100 years ago.  

I made the Jump Dress from the movie a few years ago, so my gown was all set!  However, after dinner we were asked to change into "aesthetic or lounging attire" for a swanky absinthe after party.  Yes, please! What to make??  After changing my mind 3 times, I decided to make the Folkwear Poiret Cocoon Coat.  Fabrics are black burnout velvet and gold crepe back satin (alas, all poly!).  Underneath I wore a black swiss dotted lace empire sheath dress I got from Forever 21 a few weeks ago.

So here I am:

Photo by Somewhere In Time Photography:

Photo by: K C-G

Photo by: me!

Under all that I wore a 1912 era corset I made myself!