I had a lot of fun planning my outfit for the Gatsby Ball. It was a completely new decade for me, and was very interesting to research. Considering last year I spent so much time in the 1910's, it was interesting to see the progression of fashion a decade later.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Challenge: Firsts and Lasts
Material: Silk crepe de chine, silk satin, silk charmeuse, cotton sateen, elastic and lace.
Pattern: Mrs. Depew #2030 for the Bandeau, Truly Victorian 1913 Corset (heavily modified) for the girdle, and self drafted patterns for the envelope chemise and slip.
Notions: Silk and cotton threads, corset busk, hooks and eyes, buttons
How historically accurate is it? Spot on, to the best of my knowledge.
Hours to complete: A couple weeks.
First worn: Dardanella's Gatsby Ball
Total cost: I'm not sure. Most of the fabric was from my stash. Things I bought specifically for the project were some suspender grips and very small buttons for the envelope chemise's tab.
I suppose I should start from the inside out.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
This past weekend I had the good fortune to be able to attend Dardanella's Gatsby Inaugural Ball in Washington DC. But never fear, dear readers, there was nothing political about it!
Just a lovely, non-partisan, 1920's themed ball held in the beautiful National Portrait Gallery. There was live music, dancing, cocktails and even the chance to tour the museum and see portraits of Presidents past.