This weekend there was a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis with a Gatsby theme. Of course, it gave me two things: an opportunity to sew and a deadline- two things I LOVE. So, I went to work.
For my outfit, I did some research and sketched out a concept:
In the end, I opted out of the scarf in front but drafted the boxy top part of the dress and added to it a handkerchief hem skirt. I also added on a bit of bling to the left front of my skirt at the seam. My big excitement with this dress is that I used some sequin knit Prada I bought from the dress shop. First time I ever bought fabric so expensive and so amazing. Sewing sequins wasn’t all that difficult and I serged my edges with no fuss.
I added my short curly haired wig and other accessories. I even went all out with make-up, though I feel like I pulled back from my second trial run. Here you can see what I worked on. I aimed for Clara Bow.
And now we get to menswear. I made Eric a suit- vest and trousers. I used the Laughing Moon trousers I used for one of the actor’s for the Steampunk Weekend. The period is a little earlier but I think we got the look we wanted.
This vest and trousers are my favorite and highest quality make. Plus…MENSWEAR! I love menswear!
So, here we go. Photo time!
The cocoon coat is from a Ralph Pink pattern- I just have never blogged about it.
Geez, Eric looks good!
This last one is my favorite, though they really are all my favorites. Can’t help myself from sharing them everywhere!
We’re thinking next up will be 1930s but you never know where the wind will blow us.
Happy Costuming, folks! Stay classy.