Thursday, October 06, 2011

My take on 1929 ladies fashion

Well, it's not exactly like my sketch, but close enough! Here's what I ended up with - lining fabric overlaid with chiffon, with a fringed drop waist, gored skirt, and sequin detailing around the neckline and down the dress front. I made a headband, replete with real peacock feathers (it's racing season here so my local fabric shop had some millinery supplies) - also one for Jodi, my writing buddy who also came along to the conference. The dinner was aboard the 1929 'Graf Zeppelin', complete with a menu historically attuned to the tastes of 1929. The dinner was designed by Canberra food historian Gillian Polack and a fabulous, fun-filled time was had by all!