Prohibition New Year’s Eve

by BoPeep

in 1920s,1930s,Dresses

As most of you already know, one of the greatest satisfactions of sewing your own clothes is having a fabulous occasion for which to wear them!  Such an occasion was this past New Year’s Eve, when Wild Kat hosted a glittering Prohibition Party.  We even convinced our men to dress the part!

 

Wild Kat opted for a flapper-styled sack dress made from an original 1920s Standard New Idea pattern.  She used a cream satin trimmed with embossed black velvet.  For more photos and details, please see the Hometown Victory Girls blog.

 

 

 

 

I  stepped away from my typical, full-skirted dress and created a classic 1930s-style.  Using Vogue 1371 and a slubbed satin in peacock blue, I was quite happy with the results.  More photos and dress details can be found at the Willow Homestead blog.

 

 

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year!

 

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– who has written 17 posts on WeSewRetro.com.

Shepherdess, retro-housewife, mother, seamstress... but labels can be deceiving. I also play the sax, butcher chickens and sing in the church choir. I raise sheep and bale hay. I sew from Grandma's patterns and drive a 1950 Ford Shoebox. Life at the Willow Homestead is retro right down to the 1947 Frigidaire!

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Anne Richman January 8, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I love your blog and have been following it for a while. A lot of the fashions that are featured remind me of what my mother and aunts wore . Under their clothes they always wore a girdle which slimmed their waistline. Have you ever thought of sewing your own ?

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BoPeep January 8, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Thanks Anne! A lot of the older ladies at church comment that I remind them of their mothers and aunts. “Of course, without the nose ring!” they always point out. hahaha! I have a pattern from Mrs. Depew for her corset, but haven’t tried it yet.

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Patrice January 8, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Very authentic! I feel like I’m watching Boardwalk Empire.

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