Re: Help with 1918's evening dress
- I found an old square necked dress with a double breasted look with buttons, and addded a long dark straight skirt under it for Fiddler on the Roof (same time period as yours). I think your idea sounds great. You could also use a long straight hem shirt over a pleated skirt. I shop Goodwill for costume ideas all the time!!! Kathryn
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, PC Girl Mandy <mandythepcgirl@...> wrote:
> LOL No, that isn't quite what I was looking for, but a very nice idea!
> The show is all in the period 1910 and 1918. The 1970's actually don't come
> into it anywhere (other than some costume choices).
> The problem I'm facing is - due to budget restraints, they are using
> existing costumes to dress the cast. Unfortunately, the only styles that are
> even remotely similar to the 1918's are dropped waisted 1970's dresses - so
> they are using these. I hated this particular dress style, so don't want to
> make a dress from the 70's as I see it as a waste of material.
> But I've now found a dress pattern that I like. It's definitely from the
> early 1900's, but contemporary enough that you could have worn it right
> through the years until now. It's a basic shift with a overshirt that is
> slightly ballooned at shin level. I'm hoping that I do justice to it. :)
> Thanks for the input. :)