Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Blue Twins. Laughing Moon #104.

2012 was the anniversary of the 1912 Titanic sinking tragedy. Several events were held that year with a 1912 theme. I made several dresses using Laughing Moon pattern #104 as a base.

List of Dresses

Pattern Base

Laughing Moon #104 1909 - 1913 Day or Evening Dress
The shoulders on this are wide for this pattern. If you have a small back or narrow shoulders, you may need to make an adjustment.
The historical back hook and eye closures are impossible to dress oneself. So, on subsequent dresses, various invisible zippers and bodice/belt coverings to hide the closures were tried.

Orange Silk

Orange dupioni silk with embroidered net overlay has purple silk belt and and pink silk cutout accents. Matching headband and reticule were made.
Dress was worn at the GBACG Titanic Dinner event
Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Orange Silk. Laughing Moon #104.

Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Front - Orange Silk. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Left Quarter View - Orange Silk. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Right - Orange Silk. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Right Quarter View - Orange Silk. Laughing Moon #104
Closures
Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Closures - Orange Silk. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Closures - Orange Silk. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Closures - Orange Silk. Laughing Moon #104

Completed:

Blue and White Asymmetrical

Blue polyester satin with white and blue polyester sheers and sequined blue sheer, lace undersleeves and bodice trim, and silk belt. Matching reticule. Worn first to a PEERS dance and then to ragtime and other balls.
Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Blue Asymmetrical. Laughing Moon #104. Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Blue Asymmetrical. PEERS April 2012

Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Front - Blue Asymmetrical. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Left Quarter View - Blue Asymmetrical. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Left - Blue Asymmetrical. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Back - Blue Asymmetrical. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Right - Blue Asymmetrical. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Right Quarter View - Blue Asymmetrical. Laughing Moon #104

Closures: Unhook belt from left side. Belt is attached to front drape. Open drape to right side which as invisible side zipper. Right lace sleeve seam left open.
Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Closures - Blue Asymmetrical. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Closures - Blue Asymmetrical. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Closures - Blue Asymmetrical. Laughing Moon #104

Blue Asymmetrical Completed:

Red and Black

Red polyester satin with black sequined net overlay and red silk plaited belt has triangular train and slit up front. Train can be buttoned up. Black sequined trim hand sewn to net hem.
Size: can't remember what size was originally used
Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Red and Black. PEERS Vampire Ball Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Red and Black. West Coast Ragtime Festival

Finished Measurements:
Bust: 37.5"
High Waist: 32.5"
Lower Waist: 33"
Hips approx: 43"
Skirt back neck to floor with tail up: 52"

Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Front - Red and Black. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Back - Red and Black. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Back Right - Red and Black. Laughing Moon #104

Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Red and Black. Belt Detail. Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Red and Black.  Sleeve Detail.

Red Dress Completed: April 2012

Blue Twins

Polyester blue satin with blue polyester overlay, gray lace overlay, polyester brocade bodice and hem accents. Lined with light gray polyester satin has a an embroidered/sequined net overlay with sequin trim on hem edges. Two dresses were made so that when standing with front on one and back on the other, they would appear similar.
Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Blue Twins. Laughing Moon #104. Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Blue Twins. Laughing Moon #104.
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Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Front - Blue Twins. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Left Quarter View - Blue Twins. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Left - Blue Twins. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Back - Blue Twins. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Right - Blue Twins. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Right Quarter View - Blue Twins. Laughing Moon #104

Also had a white muslin slip with polyester lace ruffle. Pattern from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library
Reproduction 1910s Slip Front Reproduction 1910s Slip Back

Blue Twins One Completed: February 2012

Lavender and Lace

Lavender polyester satin with gray polyester lace overlay, lavender polyester sheer overlay, and synthetic lace curtain has a square/rectangular train and invisible zipper hidden by layers hooked over zipper. Belt sewn to one side and hooked under the arm. Dress is lined and lightly boned with cotton/poly. Train has weights in the corner. Matching reticule was made.
Size: can't remember what size was originally used
Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Lavender and Lace. Laughing Moon #104. Finished Measurements:
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Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Front- Lavender and Lace. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Left Quarter View - Lavender and Lace. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Left - Lavender and Lace. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Back Left - Lavender and Lace. Laughing Moon #104 Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress Right - Lavender and Lace. Laughing Moon #104

Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Reticule.
Lavender and Lace Dress Completed: January 2012

Black and Blue

Black sequined linen dress with blue silk sheer has hook and eyes up the back and silk belt. Worn for the PEERS vampire ball November 2009 and at West Coast Ragtime Festivals.
Size: can't remember what size was originally used
Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Black and Blue. PEERS Vampire Ball 2009. Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Black and Blue. PEERS Vampire Ball 2009. Photo by Vivien Lee. Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Black and Blue. West Coast Ragtime Festival 2010. Reproduction 1910s Evening Dress - Black and Blue. West Coast Ragtime Festival 2010.
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Completed: November 2009