RH1090 — Ladies’ 1910s Evening Gowns

(5 customer reviews)


1910s Evening Gown sewing pattern



Make yourself a Titanic evening gown with this pattern!

You need our pattern for this stunning evening gown based on an original pattern from the 1910s.  This elegant gown can be made a variety of ways so you don’t have to worry about looking like everyone else at the Titanic ball.  The pattern includes a fitted undergown with boned bodice and one overgown option (the center figure shown on the pattern cover).  Instructions for draping other styles of overgown (shown on either side of the central figure) are included.  Many embellishment suggestions are also in the pattern as well as complete historical notes and documentary evidence.

One pattern = many gorgeous 1910s gowns!  You just have to follow the instructions.

Fits busts 28″ through 48″,  waists 20″ through 40″, hips 30″ through 50″ with instructions for conversion to larger sizes.

All sizes are  included in one pattern. Detailed instructions, period tailoring directions, embellishment suggestions, and historical notes are also included.

Suggested Fabrics:
silk satin for undergown
lace, chiffon, net, or other diaphanous material for overgown

thread, steel boning, hooks and eyes, snaps, embellishments such as paillettes, stones, embroidery, et cetera

Yardage Requirements:
3 yds 60″ fabric for underdress, overgown yardage varies with options

Let us help you! At Reconstructing History, we want to see you wearing the best garments you are capable of making. Email us at and we will answer any questions you might have.

Additional information

Weight 0.00 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

5 reviews for RH1090 — Ladies’ 1910s Evening Gowns

  1. Suzanne

    I can’t rave about this pattern enough. I used it to make a light blue taffeta Edwardian tea gown with white lace, and I plan to use it again in the future to make a mauve evening gown. The instructions were well written and clear, the proportions of the pattern were true to their listed measurements, and the end product was lovely! As always, Reconstructing History made a quality product well worth its price!

  2. Jen

    Terrific pattern. I have made two gowns and had great fun playing with all the embellishments and overdresses.

    A couple of suggestions: inititally, the bodice was way too floppy at the top. Then I discovered Janet Arnold’s book with the same dress in it. Her diagrams show a band of 3/8″ insertion inside the top edge of the bodice, through which a 3/16″ ribbon is threaded to draw it up; and incidentally that gives it a much more ‘period’ shape.
    I also wish that you had given somewhat more detailed diagrams and instructions for the overdresses and drapery. There are several excellent websites of Poiret images that were great fun and gave me all sorts of ideas.

    Now I’m just wishing that I could make another one. But really – who needs THREE Titanic frocks?!

    • Kass McGann

      Are you kidding, Jen? Who doesn’t? 😉 — Kass

  3. Fleur

    I have made this dress 5 times for my daughters and myself as well as 2 friends For a event in CA. It was very easy to modify for a 8 year old, 13 year old on up to a 50 inch bust. height adjustments were simple to modify as well! The pattern leaves you open with options to be as creative as you wish!! I think i may make it again for myself in other materials! I used beaded embroidered nets, silk dupioni, crepe, duchess, brocade, faille and a floral moire’ in all of the dresses. All in all VERY comfortable to wear!

  4. Violet (verified owner)

    This pattern was exactly what I needed to sew a last minute titanic dress! The pattern was lovely, and the historical details were wonderful. As I had to combine three sizes, I had to do a few mockups to get a good fit, but in the end I was very happy with my dress. I would have appreciated if the pattern would’ve included details for variations of the overdress. (I had to figure things out as I went along.) The pattern also had a few missing steps/confusing directions, but if you already have a little knowledge of historical sewing you should be fine. In the future I won’t purchase downloadable patterns unless I need it asap (taping it together was not as easy as it looks).

    Overall, this is a great pattern, and I love my dress made from it! Even with the difficulties I had, it gave me a great headstart since I normally drape my own patterns. For me, the sleeve pattern was worth buying it for; I don’t think I could’ve figured that out correctly on my own! I love the idea behind Kass’ patterns and will definitely keep her in mind for future costumes!

  5. kdrosch1

    Love this pattern! So pretty!

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