This outfit is my foray into the world of the late teens and early 20’s. I used two patterns from Past Patterns, dated to circa 1920, for both my blouse and skirt, while my purse was made from a tapestry remnant and Vogue #7252, from the year 2000. My hat is a thrift store find which I decorated to make-do and my shoes are close reproductions from Jeffrey Campbell. I used primarily cotton for all pieces – even thread! There are so many fine details to this set – the blouse has my hand-stitched floral designs on the neck, shoulders, and sleeves while I used old original glass teens/20’s era buttons for the front closure of the blouse. There are real brass buttons along the pocket panel of the skirt…and check out those awesomely enormous pockets as big as mini suitcases! My background was one of the very first “arcade” indoor shopping malls in our country, a lovely Gothic place built in 1919. To see and read more, please visit my blog post here.