What is the difference anyways? To me flapper seems to imply movement of some kind, like the ability to charleston, and since I don't dance I guess that makes me more of a vamp. Were vamps called so after vampires? One can only imagine that to be the case, and what an odd term to have come about.
I tend to fall back into 1920's looks for Halloween and this year was no exception. Also please forgive me for over using this local castle for outfit photos. You must understand there simply aren't many old or interesting buildings near by that I can utilize! As this castle/mansion happens to have been built (in part, some bits are older) in the 1920's it is actually quite a perfect setting for deco styles.
I teased this spider web patterned sequin net fabric earlier this fall back when I picked it up from Joanns. I didn't get much fabric, so in the end I threw together yet another 1 hour dress. I know, my goodness will she ever stop with the damn 1 hour dresses! (probably not honestly...). Once you try making one and understand just how easy they are to throw together I challenge you to make anything else when yardage is tight. I wore the very sheer dress over a black slip and added black back-seam tights and a men's style Japanese haori. I made the haori around a month ago just for fun to see how one would go together. This haori is done in the men's style, and I used measurements from real vintage haori I found online to get a feel for the proportions. As it was only a mock-up really I made it out of some polyester crepe, though I'd like one in either wool or velvet eventually. Or I may just cave and buy a real vintage men's haori...I can't be trusted on Etsy!
I hope you all have had a great Halloween! I hope to be less busy next year so I can celebrate more, instead of holing up in my sewing room like I have this year. Though I did manage to finish both of my spider web sewing projects before the 31st so I suppose all the sewing does pay off in the end <3
|Dress & Haori: Made by me|
Fur Collar: H&M
Slip & Dress Clips: Vintage
Tights: Hanes (Amazon)
Earrings: Charming Charlie