World War One Summer Dress – Private Commission

Cherie Lawrence, a historic tribute singer commissioned a Great War dress suitable for use in a variety of events. . Due to the requirements necessary to the practical use of the dress, it needed to be washable, light and cool and front fastenings. Hence I chose a design based on an original dress dating from 1915 in The History Wardrobe collection. This dress is made from fine cotton muslin, with a sailor collar, double layered skirt and decorative features including zig-zagged trims and pom-poms.