A very quick post today to show you a very quick project. Here is my 1920s dress that I wore to the Roaring 20s Lawn Party at Castle Hill, in Ipswich, Mass.
My dress was quickly thrown together in the days leading up to the event. I actually finished sewing the belt and sash in the car on the way to the event. I used a 1920s pattern from my collection but shortened it significantly. I also left off the collar, and added a large box pleat to each side of the dropped waist. The belt and sash were a last minute add on, the dress would have been waaaay too plain without them. I used a vintage buckle on the sash and a little brown bow at the front for a bit of extra detail.
I used my vintage wave clips to style my hair, which didn’t turn out as nicely as I had hoped so I kept my hat on all day. The event was a lot of fun and the weather was perfect. Couldn’t have asked for a better day! The classic cars and beautiful grounds offered many picture opportunities. There are more pictures posted on my blog.
Pattern – vintage 1920s Pictograf 2102
Fabric – Linen blend and cotton both from the stash
Buckle – Also from the stash
Total cost – Basically nothing. I think I paid around $12.00 for the pattern but it’s been so long I can’t remember.
Where again? – Probably not. I don’t think this is the most flattering look for me so I will most likely sell this one at some point. If anyone is interested feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org