Friday, 26 February 2010

The bright lights of the 20's

I have realised that the time has come for this old girl to get some help..some help in actually seeing what the hell I'm doing. As I am off to do some beading after Easter I can't bear the thought of having to pack up when the sun goes down. I also feel I would have made more progress on this weeks project if I could have continued on it once the kids were in bed!

So far I have been SO good about working on my part-finished projects but I now have four things queuing up for when I can extend my list again. A friend is thirty in a couple of months and he is planning a vintage party so I have to get myself frocked up. I am fully aware that I do not have the legs or the flat chest for a flapper dress but have found this pattern from Habithat.
I am really impressed with the historical information that comes in the pack, the quality of the pattern paper and the price of the pattern itself. I will be fabric shopping tomorrow, I need quite a lot of fabric and I'll be looking for something nice and drapey. In my teens I had my colours 'read' -yes I grew up in the 80/90s - I am an Autumn so will be looking for something in copper, rust or teal and may do some embroidery on the over dress if time allows. I know the 20's saw a strong eastern influence and I have a brilliant iron on dragon transfer which I would love to work. First things first though I will need to see if I can make something I am prepared to be seen out in!

9 comments:

trasha said...

Haha. Getting your colours read - me too. And I am an Autumn as well!

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

I bet it will be lovely!

Jennifer said...

How exciting, I love the style from the 20's. Can't wait to see what you whip up.

Lululiz said...

Oh oh oh, its tomorrow now, lol, what fabrics did you buy? Can we have a little peak? The pattern looks so interesting.

Tabiboo said...

Wish I could do 'flapper' too but hey ho, some of us were meant to have chests and bottoms I'd like to think buxom and beautiful.

Have fun fabric shopping,

Nina xxxxx

Griffin said...

There's a book called The Evolution of Fashion by Hill & Bucknell, which you might find on Amazon. It has templates for historical costume as well as information on the clothes.

So once you've had a go at this one... you could do a medieval dress and look like the Lady of Shalott!

wonderwoman said...

that looks like such fun and i bet you will look brilliant!!!

xxx

Pomona said...

You are such a busy bee! I wish I had someone to do my sewing up - it's the worst bit, isn't it? Sounds like it is going to be an amazing dress!

Pomona x

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I need all the light I can get. I've been catching up with your blog. Fun stuff here.