Monday, January 19, 2015

Sewists Use Tip to Sew Lovely 1920s Dresses!

About a year ago, I posted this tip from Ruth Wyeth Spears and the 1920s:


This tip has inspired more than one sewist. I was thrilled to hear from Gabriela of the Pour La Victoire blog, who had recently created a 1920s frock and added a cascading drape using Ruth's tip. I think her results are absolutely wonderful and a fabulous testament to the 1920s. In the following images, borrowed from her blog, you can see how much the cascading drape adds to her evening frock. 



I   absolutely love the color of her frock, the beading is simply exquisite, and the total effect is simply elegant. I can't imagine the careful effort and amount of time it took to add the beautiful beading to the frock.


To read all the details of how Gabriela constructed this dress, check out her blog, Pour La Victoire. In her blog, Gabriela also mentions Lorna, who had also used this tip to accent her 1920s dress (along with a friend). Lorna kept in touch me when she was sewing her dress, so be sure to follow the links to her blog, Loran's World. Loran has sewn other wonderful 1920s dresses, and loves to knit too! So be sure to browse her blog and be inspired.



4 comments:

  1. Amazing! And how wonderful to see the tip made up in real life!

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    1. I agree, Emileigh - seeing the dress sewn up complete with the shoulder drape is very inspiring. :) Makes me want to sew one! They make it look so simple. :)

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  2. Hi again! I had started a Folkwear 1920s dress last year and it wasn't looking right, but then I read this and had enough martial left over to make a small drape. Now I am looking forward to finishing it, perhaps with some beading and a beaded broochat the shoulder like Loran did above. Thanks Kathleen and Ruth Wyeth Spears!

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    1. Sorry for my slow response, but I am so happy that these tips will help you! It is sometimes the small details that can made an outfit. And you definitely want all your efforts at creating your 1920s dress to result in it looking right. Best of luck!

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