|From my 1920s Pinterest board|
I decided to make one for this year's Blue Mountains Roaring Twenties and All That Jazz festival this February.
My friend Sam gave me a copy of Draping a Magic Dance Gown from 1928. Now who wouldn't want to make a 'magic' dance gown!
I decided to use it as my guide to make my own dance gown as it has all of the elements of a Robe de Style. I intended wearing the gown to the Tango Evening at The Parragon Cafe in Katoomba.
I didn't chart my progress I'm afraid, but I followed the guide faithfully and here is my result.
My fabric was a silk chiffon saree for the over gown and the under gown was a 'gold' lame for the bodice and a beautiful blue silk for the skirt, all from the fabric stash.
|Good photo of gown, shame my eyes are shut though!|
I love the gown, its fun to wear and I love the huge hips the pannier's provide. I know, I'm weird!