Secondly, I wanted to address what I’ve been asked a few times in my blog about custom sewing. I do custom sewing, but prefer to do fittings in person. Rates start at $20 an hour, and you can expect a repro dress to start around $150, plus materials. Thanks so much for your interest! If you’re wanting more info, you can message me through my etsy account, if you like, and I’ll send my email address through there. I don’t care to post it on the net because of spam!
The point of this post is that I finished a dress I’m quite proud of! I’ve been really inspired by the 1920’s lately, and there’s an event my husband and I are planning on going to next month so I needed a suitable outfit. First came the jacket, from a German pattern from 1930- I made it initially for the beach pajamas I just finished of the same linen. I had a little left over, so I thought I’d make a 20s dress for the event next month, but I didn’t have enough to do more than a skirt and some trim. I came across a pattern in my stash from 1928 that I’ve been wanting to make for a long time, and I think this worked perfectly! The yellow was made into the pleated skirt and bias strips for trim, and forms sort of a deco thunderbolt across the cut of the dress. The white linen was from Joann from their line last spring and summer, which I invested in when they were having a 60% off sale. I think the ones from this year are on sale right now, but I held myself back when we were last there! Enough babbling… here’s dress and jacket pictures!