Tuesday, April 10, 2012
More Patterns for the Stash!!
1920s...hhhmmm....so not what I am used to. First of all there is the total decline in amount of fabric used. Secondly, the kind of fabric. Flimsy, slinky, chiffon-y, barely there. Thirdly...and here is where I am sure to feel a bit nekked...the over all almost absence of under things! Yes, the ladies in the 20s wore undies, but NOTHING like what their Mamas and Grandmamas wore! Goodness! Oh well, I think this will be a fun break from Victorian and Edwardian.
I have been looking for patterns that I can morph and use for some fun 1920s outfits. Shockingly, the 1980s came to my rescue! Yes, that era of super distasteful clothing (think gargantuan shoulder pads and HUGE hair) spewed forth some mind boggling choices for our fashion attire. But it did attempt to bring back to our remembrance bits and pieces of times before The Great War. I own several pairs of fantastic shoes in tapestry, velvet, and embroidered jacquard with fabulous spool heels thanks to the 80s. And now, I have a few patterns that will be made into frocks that maybe Zelda Fitgerald may have considered.