Beaded Cotton Gauze Dress, c. 1914 - 1916. This was posted at the Past Perfect Vintage Blog. As I was searching for inspiration, I saw that this post from 2008, which happened to be posted on the day after a rainy day.
Gowns of Queen Maud of Norway, c. 1910 - 1913.
Olga Nicolaevna Romanov, c. 1913. -->
Tea Gown, c. 1910's from The Great Basin Costume Society blog.
A 1912 Ball Gown also shown on The Great Basin Costume Society blog.
Irene Castle in a Tea Gown, c. 1914.
The Tunic Dress, c. 1912. You can see more photos and a detailed description of this dress at the FIDM Museum Blog.
<-- Worth Gown, c. 1907 - 1910.
Worth Gown, c. 1910.-->
Actually, the Dreamstress is the perfect conclusion to my search for inspiration on a rainy day. If you love this era, you should check out the making of her Luna Moth Gown, inspired by this era.
I hope you've enjoyed this little stroll into vintage wonderland. These are only a handful of the beautiful fashions from this era. I do feel inspired and have set a new goal for myself:
To sew a gown inspired by this era to wear on New Year's Eve 2011.
That gives me a little less than a year-and-a-half to develop the skills to make the gown and to develop enough socials skills to be invited to the kind of party where I can wear it. (hehehe)
For now, it's time to back up my computer and do some house work.
I'd love to see your inspiration photos or your sewing projects.