Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - Flapper summer frock with belt & scarf

Can you visualize this flapper dress in a soft light and dark violet chiffon? Ruth can! If you are planning on sewing a frock from chiffon or other sheer fabric this summer (isn't everyone? ;), then Ruth recommends that you use whipped French seams for the seams. 
 Sheer fabrics (such as chiffon), are actually a very popular trend this summer (I think I read that in the fashion news of the New York Times). The use of sheer fabrics in summer clothing is a perennial favorite throughout the decades - you just can't go wrong. But the thin, delicate nature of this fabric requires very specific sewing techniques, such as Ruth describes.

Don't forget to try this design of two-toned girdle (belt) combined with a long two-toned scarf. Inspired!

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