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« on: January 24, 2008 10:44:25 PM »

My SO & I went out for "Prohibition Night" yesterday, which in my historically obsessed brain translates to "new clothes!"

My circa 1927 dress, inspired by a sketch in Nora Waugh's Cut of Women's Clothes (p. 290) Potting Soil & Turquoise jersey knit. The belt is lined with heavy duty interfacing to remove the knit stretch. I made the scarf separately & blind stitched it to the already faced neckline. It was the fastest, easiest solution I could come up with. Took about a day to make, machine sewing is such a nice change from the 18th century Cheesy

Underneath I'm wearing a really quick slip made from a few rectangles of silky fabric from stash & some bias tape for the straps. I whipped it up about 30 minutes before getting dressed. It's just enough to keep the knit from getting too clingy. No, I'm not showing it though Kiss I also wore a sports bra & control underwear to slim my shape to the right 20's silhouette.

The hat is from a resized children's pattern. Made from uncut corduroy in potting soil that I just happened to have (I have grand plans to use it to make slipcovers for my living room chairs). It's lined in the turquoise knit, interfaced again to remove stretch & provide a little stiffness. The flower is just some scraps to give the hat a little punch.

Unfortunately Prohibition Night at our local bar was a flop Cry Thankfully there are gatherings at another bar just north of us. The band did play one of their 20's sets for us though. Plus, I won't complain about a night out in period clothes!

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008 12:30:21 AM »

Dressing up to go out is so much fun! Your costume is wonderful, who doesn't love brown and turquoise? And I'm very impressed at how quickly you created such a great outfit.
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008 09:10:42 AM »

cute - you did a great job!   You look so 20's.  I'm totally impressed with such quick talent.  catdaddytn

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2008 10:11:32 AM »

With a title like this, i just had to see what it was.  That's a great job.  You look so cute. 

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2008 10:34:49 AM »

I love the hat! Great job!

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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2008 10:40:12 AM »

That is amazingly cool. I am very impressed.
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2008 11:13:40 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2008 03:23:32 PM »

huzzah for good excuses to be creative! the dress is fabulous, and I loves me a girl who knows how to accesorize.

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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2008 04:59:22 PM »

The dress is fabulous.  A bunch of friends and I once got all dressed up in five different decades, one for each of us, and went out to what was supposed to be a dance and ended up getting strange looks at Walmart and the ice cream place we went to.  The dance had been canceled.

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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2008 09:38:06 PM »

Awesome. I so love that you have something besides just Hallowen to dress up for. FUN!!

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