It's not spring yet, so that means I can keep making wintry wool dresses yeah? I originally bought this brown wool to make a suit, but I fell for a vintage fashion plate image of a brown 1930's dress with bishop sleeves and here we are!
Yes I said the 1930s, ah the 30s...you see I never feel I can quite pull off a 30s look, because I can never achieve the "correct" 30s silhouette with my hourglass shape. It always seems to me that the 30s ideal had a slimmer hip line, and more of a so called "boyish" shape hanging on from the 1920s. Being more of a Monroe than a say a Myrna Loy, I always feel like 30s dresses look 40s on me just due to silhouette? Hmm...it is entirely possible this is just a weird complex I have! Anyways, the eagle eyed among you may have noticed this dress is the last I made before I fixed my bodice pattern, but it worked out alright for this style and design. The sleeves are fun aren't they? I do love a dramatic sleeve! I made the cuffs just wide enough to fit over my hands so that I didn't have to make the cuffs button, which saved me a lot of extra work. I did however create a small keyhole in the back of the neck with a self fabric little loop so that was my bit of fiddly work for this project ;)
This is only the third sewing project I have finished so far this year. I really need to pick up the pace, I'd like to be finishing two or three projects a week! I think I need a better time management situation, so I'm working on that too, it can be so hard to manage your own time. Enter Google calendar, and possibly even some system of time tracking. So to that end, I have to get back to sewing and finish my new bolero now, I'll show you all soon!
|Dress: Made by me|
Clutch, Gloves, Hat, & Dress Clips: Vintage
Shoes: Royal Vintage Shoes