Charleston!

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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!

 

If you are interested in more construction specifics, please stop on by my blog, Lilacs & Lace.  And more pictures may be found here.

 

Thank you for looking!


Pattern or design used: Vogue 2535
posted in: gallery, , dress, vintage, 1928

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