Thursday, April 18, 2013

Exquisite 1930s Bridal Gown

Isn't this simply exquisite? Worthy of Ginger Rogers, Claudette Colbert, and Jean Harlow (to name a few of the movie stars of the 1930s), this wedding gown from 1938 and McCall is totally gorgeous.

The sleeveless gown has a dramatic V-back, soft surplice front, snug midriff that drops below the natural waistline, dramatic cathedral train, and is topped with a lined, fitted cropped jacket trimmed with crisp dainty pleating.

All I can do is dream and sigh.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Drop Waist Flapper Revisited

A year ago (really?), I posted about drop waist flapper dress patterns. I thought it would be fun to revisit this topic with additional versions that are currently or about to be listed in my shop. These patterns demonstrate the enduring popularity of this style through the decades.

Note that some waists dropped lower in some patterns than in others. And the 1980s pattern is a maternity drop waist dress. No need to be slim for this style! :D:) Enjoy!