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Topic: How to Make a Roaring 20's Yellow Flapper Dress!! (Tutorial fixed!!!)  (Read 189221 times)
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« on: July 21, 2005 07:45:11 PM »

I have a Roaring 20's party this weekend, so naturally I jumped at the excuse to make myself a flapper dress (I LOVE flapper dresses!) and came up with this:





Here are the side views:



And a close up of the skirt:



And the rose pin, pearls and lace:



I used a top and a skirt I already had as a pattern, although I had to modify the top a bit. The top was quite low so I added lace to conceal any boobage that may occur while dancing. The pearls hanging off the drop-waist are two pearl necklaces that I cut up, and the rose pin I purchased from a shop, although it would be quite easy to make. The straps are ribbon, which is thread through the casing along the top.
It ended up turning out a lot better than I thought it would and was pretty easy to make too. The skirt also twirls really well - I can't wait to go dancing in it!!!  Grin



Tutorial!!!



The circumference of the circle should be approximately 1/3 of your hip measurement.  Depending on the type of the fabric you use, it may stretch a little, so best to cut smaller and then you can cut it bigger if you need to.

Where I have indicated the length, this measurement should be the shortest you want the dress to be (don't forget to include seam allowance).





To finish:

Sew skirt to top part of dress - depending on how big you cut the circle you may need to gather it to fit.
Insert ribbon into top of part of dress to form straps.
Hem skirt.
Add trims.



Feel free to ask if something doesn't make sense, and post pics when you're done!
** Check out crafty423's and princessblueberry's version on page 12, ImperiestroMary's version on page 16 and Tia Cherry's, danaefromclay's version on page 17 and cavegrrl's version on page 22!
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2005 07:56:08 PM »

ok, I've never had a flapper affinity, except when I read "gentlemen prefer blondes, but gentlemen marry brunettes." i always thought NOONE could possibly have a flattering flapper dress.

you dance in that dress, dear, cuz it SO RULES!! i'm so impressed, as I turn into a flapper overnight....
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2005 07:57:21 PM »

oh. my. GOSH!  I love the 20's!  I love Flappers!  AND I LOVE YOUR DRESS!  (would you mind if I saved it for future reference?)  Please take pictures at the party and don't forget to post!
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2005 07:57:42 PM »

I love the pearls! Awesome dress.
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2005 08:01:35 PM »

how did you do the skirt? I loveeeeeee it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2005 08:03:04 PM »

I love it! I bet you'll be the hit of the party!
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2005 08:09:28 PM »

That is the coolest dress.  You're going to knock everybody out in that.
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2005 08:12:33 PM »

That's Gorgeous! The beads are the perfect touch
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2005 08:47:30 PM »

oh my goodness gosh, I think I'm in love.

I've been wanting a dress like that for ages.  You've just inspired me, miss.
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2005 10:30:58 PM »

Frikkin' awesome. Seriously. Can't believe u just whipped it up. It slays me.
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