Charleston!comments (0) September 29th, 2012 in gallery
It took almost ten years to find the perfect project for this lovely crepe rayon yardage, but when I picked up Vogue 2535 at a pattern swap, I knew I had found the perfect dress.
While I love the contemporary looks others pull off with finesse, I am always drawn to old-fashioned styles and silhouettes. And if they includes ruffles or capelets, I cannot get enough!
This particular silhouette is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I think that the unstructured look can even be more dreamy than the fitted looks of the 1940s and 50s that I gravitate towards. And it is always good to try something different!
The soft dove grey with a cream and steely blue abstract floral design is perfect for a 1920s vintage reproduction - and it drapes beautifully, which is very important for this style. The shaped hemline and oversized capelet in the flowing fabric is wonderful to wear.
I decided to finish the capelet and hemline with a hand rolled hem. And the waistline piping is an extra step that adds so much to the finished look. I believe I will have to put up a large sign in the sewing room to remind myself to add this special touch to more of my projects!
Thank you for looking!
Pattern or design used: Vogue 2535