Category Archives: 1930s

2016 recap

All the cool kids are doing it, so here’s what I made this year: January through April I spent all my time on my Jordan Con costume contest entry, my magnum opus, the floofiest froof of a dress to ever exist, … Continue reading

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So behind, plus a 1930s sun dress

Hello blog that I have not posted on since Halloween! With my usual last minute sewathon, I finished my Melisandre dress for Halloween (literally, I started sewing the hem at the time the party was supposed to start). But then … Continue reading

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Costume College recap

A quick post to recap the rest of what I wore to Costume College. Lots of other bloggers have posted pictures of it, so I’m not posting any (also, as usual, I never actually took out my camera to take … Continue reading

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Wrap up – 1930s dress

So I finished hemming the 1930s dress around 3pm on a Thursday afternoon, in time to wear it for a dress rehearsal at 7pm, for the performance the next day. Fabric: Green Italian Silk Charmeuse. Beautiful beautiful stuff, and eeevil to … Continue reading

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How to hem silk charmeuse

So, silk charmeuse is evil to hem, it’s slippery, it doesn’t take a crease (unless you accidentally press a crease where you don’t want one, then it stays forever). My hem is also not totally on the straight, so trying … Continue reading

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Closure on a 1930s dress

So, this dress needs to close somehow, as dresses often do. I don’t think zippers were really a thing until later, so I planned to a closure with snaps. Here are the instructions on my pattern: Finish opening at left … Continue reading

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Nope nope nope what?

Moment of truth – basted the waistband to the top. There is no turning back now.   And now for the back.   … o.O O.o WTF?!? What on earth is going on here? I promise it is not hanging sideways. … Continue reading

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