In researching Edwardian and Titanic styles for the tea, I thought it would be helpful to share what costuming resources I’ve found, in the hopes that this will help those out there who are new to styles from this era (like me!) in putting together an outfit, either for a reenactment or a 100th Titanic anniversary celebration.
One caveat, however: This is by no means an exhaustive list*, so please feel free to comment down below with any resources you yourself may have found!
- Past Patterns has several patterns for underthings including corsets, drawers, combinations, and corset covers
- Edwardian Underthings Pattern (second in the top row) from Folkwear
Dresses and Outerwear
- Laughing Moon #104: 1909-1913 Day or evening dress
- Past Patterns has a variety of daywear patterns, some of which are original from the period
- Folkwear also has a variety of daywear and outerwear patterns (one caveat: some of their patterns aren’t the most historically accurate out there, so do you research first!)
- 1910s Tea Gown pattern from Sense & Sensibility
- 1912 Kimono Dress pattern from Sense & Sensibility
Free Patterns! (Because who doesn’t like free stuff?)
- Teens-era corset from Festive Attyre (pattern taken off an original)
- Edwardian Patterns from The Ladies Treasury of Costume and Fashion (all of these are from period fashion magazines, but one of them does have instructions for drafting your own custom skirt!)
Overview of Edwardian/Teens costuming
Titanic movie costume resources (for those that want to make reproductions of the costumes in the film)
- Titanic page from The Costumer’s Guide to Movie Costumes, which has screencaps of the costumes from the movie, as well as short analysis about each (very helpful for those of us new to costuming this era to see what the costume designer of Titanic got “right”)
- The Titanic Project from Sense & Sensibility Patterns
- Screencaps of all of the costumes that appeared in the film (scroll down to bottom of page)
- Titanic Close-Up: the costumes that made the movie
- Titanic Study page (scroll to bottom for links) from Jenny La Fleur
*For a more exhaustive list, see this fabulous blog post!