Last Saturday I was invited to a splendid event.
It was my first, and it was a blast. The theme of these dinner parties is that you come as a character, there is a plot weaved through the evening and clues, murders and surprises are revealed. The party was the opening of a new speakeasy by a notorious madam. She was married to the new crime boss and the backdrop for it all was 20s prohibition.
I was a rival crime boss' wife and my job was to not let guests figure out what my husband did, and find out who killed our two best hit men.
I don't do 20s often because I find the look very high maintenance. So when I decided to go that Friday night, I thought, could I make a dress for it? Could I?
I made the flapper dress from my previous dress in pattern that was the same with darker colors. Surprisingly this dress was a bit easier to make even though I made it months after the first time I did it. I mean, I thought I had so much time that I added piping to the flounced skirt. That's how I roll.
I also did 20s makeup...to a degree. Heavy eye makeup and lips. Glasses don't really work with a 20's look so I kept them in my purse most of the evening.
|My socks are 20s.|
The evening was so smooth and filled with food, dancing and drink. Lots and lots of drink.
My friend Wanda played 'The Baroness'. She was not really a baroness, but her character did wear a tiara and had an affair with just about everyone there!
Here is a shot of some of the girls after a few too many.
My friend Mary and I won 'most money' awards. I stole most of mine.
|It's what it looks like.|
|My buddy and dance instructor, Steve.|