Speakeasy Dress

My outfit including my wool coat with fluffy fox fur collar and a fake bob which took more effort than the dress.

I recently went to a prohibition night at the Police and Justice Museum in Sydney, Australia. They had turned the museum into a speakeasy with heaps of fun activities, music and performances. Of course they encouraged 1920′s and 30′s dress and so I “whipped up” (because it’s that easy) a flapper dress. I found a gorgeous light satin in green and bought the longest black fringing I could find. I used a 1970′s (Simplicity 8750) bias slip pattern but left out the main darts to have that loose silhouette and added two rows of fringing on the bottom.


I also tied the Best Dressed competition so I’m very happy.

 
I had forgotten how fantastic bias cut is to wear and am very tempted to make more bias cut garments. I’m hoping to have a few more photos on my Instagram: http://instagram.com/sharpscissors from the night soon.

• Meet the Author • sharpscissors


Costume and printing student, fashion tech graduate, Sydney, Australia.


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6 comments… add one

  • Lovely dress, sounds like a great night.

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  • 1920′s/30′s is my favourite for fashion and I absolutely love this! You really suit it too.

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    • I’ve always stuck to the 1950′s but 20′s was a lot of fun, I think I’ll have to dabble a bit more in it. Thank you!!

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  • You look fantastic- the dress and all the styling, quite a look! Sounds like you had a great time too!

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    • Aw thank you! Haha I’m certainly not used to that styling but it was fun and definitely a great night.

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