Sunday, September 18, 2011

A little flapper style

I'm attending a 1929-themed banquet dinner in two weeks' time (the highlight, I'm told, of the Conflux writers conference) and have nothing suitable to wear. So, I thought, why not make something? I Googled "1929 flapper dresses" and got lots of image inspiration. I let my subconscious work on it overnight and today sketched a design. I'll work on the pattern tonight, but it should be fairly straightforward - the dress will feature a drop waist, angled hemline, be fully lined and wide enough to slip on/off over the head. Nothing puts me off dressmaking more than zips and other closures!
I have a pair of taupe shoes that won't be authentic but will be 'close enough'.I'll head to Spotlight at lunch time tomorrow in search of some navy blue chiffon or georgette and matching trim. I'd like some beading and some fringing to complete the outfit. I may even make a matching headband, depending on how the dress turns out.
I'll be sure to post a photo of the finished product!