Yeah, I knew it.
I love a lot of 20s looks and Ive made 20s items before, but none where belt hung at the hip area.
The boxy flapper dresses I always thought were out of my body range. I was right. Well, out of the *back* of my body range.
You are supposed to look like a big old rectangle coming and going. Mission accomplished. I was actually laughing at myself for how close all sides of my body looked in this dress, sans the rear. I just got too much butt, and this style does not help. Its comfortable, and I could see throwing a sweater over this and perhaps wearing it to a lunch, but as far as the most flattering for my figure, not even close. Still I want to make another, perhaps in black velvet with a turquoise sash thats pinned to the dress. Id still be a mass of rectangle, but a stylish one.
More pictures on NVL.
My next completed project is my first attempt at the 40s sport dress.
I do like the look a lot, and the skirt hangs amazingly well. I did a basic curved neckline for the back and front on this first try, but I might square it off on my next attempt.
I want to make one (bolero included) that looks like the golden yellow one of the illustration I drew. Do it in linen. So, so sporty.
More images on NVL.
Lastly I also completed the repro apron.
I went simple on this one and just added a few buttons.
A tip on the back, although the one button look is awesome, it pivots a lot, so you might want to fit it to you and either sew it shut (it will slip over your head just fine) or add two buttons to reduce the pivoting on the closure.
I think this apron is super cute, and fit pretty well. Im totally gonna put this bad girl to use!
And lastly Im getting started on my safari styled Du Barry suit in a lovely linen. Yay!