There’s a Gatsby party coming up in a couple of weeks and tonight I decided I’d go. With all the draping I’ve been doing at the dress shop, my skills are getting, little by little, better and more trustworthy. I have a lot to learn, don’t get me wrong. I’ll toot my own horn when it comes time.
Here’s a project I did at work that really pumped me up to drape more at home. Made this from scratch- only thing my designer helped me with was the lining. Of course, she advised me all along the way. Yeah, she’s pretty awesome.
And then I went home and a couple of weeks later, started playing with a silk jersey I bought. On a whim, I started playing with draping something bridal.
So, now with this party coming up, I want to drape a 1920s evening gown. The cool thing about working for a bridal designer is that I have access to some really high end materials.
Here are some photos of inspiration:
I really like the beaded piece at the hip.
Time is short but I think I’ve got this. Just have to collect materials and not break the bank doing it. ha! Isn’t that the challenge when doing costumes. I am going to go through the silk crepe we have at work. We must have something for me to fall in love with!
Anyone out there playing with 1920s shapes and draping? Any 20s dreaming or inspiration you know I need to have?