1907 Edwardian dress
I loved this dress in my Costumes in Detail book by Nancy Bradfield and was shocked to find a commercially available pattern for a VERY similar dress. I have to give it a shot.
Another inspiration images:
My version is made from 8 yards of diamond white heavy poly bridal taffeta (I know, not historically accurate but I love the weight of this fabric and silk was out of the budget) from Joanns. The sheer contrast fabric is Point D’Esprit bridal lace fabric from Joanns.
The trim was very difficult to find since I needed at least 10 yards of 4inch wide pre-gathered lace trim. I could not find this at a local store but found several spool options at cheeptrims.com. The brooch is an antique. The hat is a repurposed hat originally from the 1950s with silk flowers and lace sewn on by hand.
The costume was worn to a Titanic themed escape room with members of Atlanta Historic Dance in 2017.
This costume was worn again to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Zoo Atlanta in a very fun to produce video: