1920s Dress for the Great Gatsby Challenge!

For the Great Gatsby challenge, I made a draped dress from a 1924 publication. The instructions were surprisingly easy, though it was challenging not having enough of my gorgeous silk chicken fabric.

I also decided to also make a hat and a brooch to tie the whole look together. The hat is from Simplicity 1736, view E.

More photos are over on my blog!

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  • Love it!
    The dress, the hat, the whole look!

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  • You totally nailed this look! VERY cute!

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  • Silk chicken fabric just made it to the top of my shopping list. Where on earth did you find it?

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  • I thought it was a typo and you meant to say silk Chiffon. But then I looked and of course there are chickens! how wonderful! wherever did you find that? And you looking every part the flapper btw! great work

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  • Gorgeous!! and I love the hat and the fabric, too!

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  • Love love love the chicken fabric! The shape is great too!

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  • This is gorgeous. Love the fabric, hat – everything!

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  • Great fun! Love it!

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  • You’re a doll. I adore this whole look. Swoon…that hat makes me so happy.

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  • This turned out lovely! It really suits you well. And where *did* you find silk chicken fabric?

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  • I love it!

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  • Thanks, everyone! I found the chicken fabric at my local fabric store in Queens – and they were almost out so I grabbed the last 1.25 yards to make this.

    I actually tried looking online for some more fabric to make a bigger dress, sleeves, etc, but I had no luck. I’ll post if I run across any more!

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  • I want chicken silk too!

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  • Wow, great fabric! And great 20s dress! Well done!

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  • How fun! Great 20s look and and I love the chicken print. The hat is very nice too. Great job putting a whole outfit together.

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  • Looks fab. Love the matching accessories too.

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  • Really, really cute! Good job on the fabric, the sewing and putting it altogether with the accessories!

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