I chose this dress specifically to wear at the Art Deco Society's Gatsby Summer Afternoon, so wanted to preserve as much of the 1930s feel as possible. To that end, I chose a silk fabric with a simple geometric print (as I said before, it's one of my great remnant finds--half off of a big 2 yard (WIDE) piece on the Britex remnant floor). I also decided to make the sleeves in a contrasting color, to add to the 30s vibe. I chose a simple crinkled poly in deep brown, to match the color of the dots that make up the circles.
|I used this photo in the last post, but I don't care; I LOVE this material and I'm so glad I finally got to use it!!|
I used covered buttons in the same fabric as the contrast sleeves and ties. As suggested in the pattern instructions, I hand-sewed the hem on the sleeves. The sleeves are meant to be really drapey and soft, so a hand-sewn hem leaves it with a softer hand.
I am loving it and can't wait to wear it tomorrow as I watch the DecoBelles do their thing and eat dozens of tea sandwiches. This was my first Decades of Style pattern (and the first of several that I have lined up specifically for this challenge) and I would highly recommend it. So cute on!
Here are a few shots of it on my dress form. Check in later tomorrow or perhaps Monday--I will be posting photos of the dress with accessories from Gatsby!
|excuse her crooked hips!|