Okay, I know the whole 20s/Gatsby thing is getting overdone lately...but I actually dance solo and partnered Charleston, so it's practically required for me to do at least once!
I am SO proud of how it turned out. A discontinued Simplicity pattern purchased on eBay, about a yard of black swimsuit lining, 13 yards of pitch-black fringe, black tulle, and a few notions later:
I made the dress and gauntlets and put some fringe on elastic for the headband (but just happened to have the lace clip).
I NEVER desire to work with this much fringe again, by the way! Ha. At least not until I have more hours in the day. But I have had several requests to make these for people.
Love how this looks in a sepia filter:
I am NOT a hair person, and I have hair almost to my butt, so I am super proud of how my pin curls turned out:
What makes it only almost-authentic? The 20s gave us what would later become the smoky eye, but I'm not sure they used as much black eye shadow as I actually did. The shoes are a 30s style. And I really don't think they wore chokers. I had make the perfect pearl necklace, but it broke.
Anyway, I wore this to a dance and taught some friends several Charleston moves. We went out there as two flappers, one 20s gangster, and one Taylor Swift, and "Charlestoned" it up! SO fun.