Last year for Halloween, I bought the new Simplicity pattern that replicates two of the costumes from the movie “Titanic”, #8399.
I have a lot of weddings to attend this year and would love to remake this costume, in the view that shows the dress Rose wore when the ship sinks – it was sort of pink and white and made of multiple layers of chiffon.
However, since I last made it, I saw the original sketch on the movie website [www.titanicmovie.com – look at page 2] and I would like to make my new version in the more Regency-style of the sketch.
The sketch shows the over dress made with a tulip-shaped hemline, while the pattern is rather square. I have asked the question on the Usenet sewing newsgroups about creating this hemline, and while everyone has been absolutely terrific about pointing me to resources on costuming and Regency styling, what I REALLY need to know is how to make the the tulip shape.
I have no background in pattern drafting, and I have looked through every pattern book at the local stores [in Ottawa, Canada] for any skirt with a petal or tulip shape to no avail.
To complicate matters, the fabric I’ve chosen for the over dress is silk chiffon from an old sari with a design hammered into it in silver.
If anyone can give me an idea of how to actually make a pattern piece that will do this, I would be very grateful. Grateful to the point of shipping chocolate chip cookies anywhere in the world [assuming your Customs officers don’t eat them en route]!