I have managed some sewing even with the packing, sorting, and other chaos around. I made another Colette Laurel, this time a sleeveless dress with fringe. And yes, it's a supposed to be a flapper girl dress, otherwise fringe might be a bit much. I'll admit it was a bit quick and dirty dress as we had a Gatsby themed party to attend and I had nothing to wear. I ended up sewing the last fringes on train on our there, but better late than never?
The faux 1920s dress
I added some silver to the bottom after this photo was taken. I could have easily continued adding bits to the dress for another few hours, but it's probably for the best that I had to stop, hand-stitching beads would have been too much ... Though I did see some amazing outfits on the night, I ended up feeling a tad under-dressed even with the fringe.
I used the pattern with the same modifications that used for the Laurel top I made just before Christmas. For some reason the dress was huge when I first sewed together. I had to take the side seams in half on inch both sides and it still could have been a bit tighter. I know I hadn't lost any weight at that point so I'm a bit baffled as to what happened. I think I'll need to redraw the pattern as I am going to make another Laurel for the summer.
For some reason all the pics from the actual night are a bit so and so and you can't really see the dress in detail, but here's a few anyway.
The party was much fun, we danced Charleston til our feet hurt and had a few glasses of bubbly, just like real flappers. I'm all for themed parties these days.
I have some sewing planned for tomorrow so hopefully my next update won't be such a long way away. Over&out for now dear readers!