1920s One Hour Dress

I made this dress for NYE (a couple years ago now) to ring in 2020 in a (19)20’s dress. It’s a bit sad now to think about how 2020 ended up going, but that’s besides the point. I don’t need to make yet another 2020-Bad joke, we get it.

I bought an old silk dupatta on ebay and a matching poly satin lining. The dupatta took quite a bit of love and repair and clever cutting to make it work and I ended up having to create a plain waistband to get to the length I wanted. However, I didn’t give myself enough time to finish this project (and I never will tbh) so I really don’t like how the plain waistband attracts too much attention to the waist. Also none of the edges are finished and I wore so many safety pins to that NYE party, I would have tripped a metal detector.

I included my math and diagrams below, though I don’t know if I would actually recommend you follow any of it. There are some better blogs below for that shit.

Some other blogs (with actual tutorials):

https://itsallfrosting.wordpress.com/2016/08/16/one-hour-1920s-dupatta-dress/

http://www.festiveattyre.com/2014/01/downton-esque-1-hour-dress.html

http://theclosethistorian.blogspot.com/2016/05/make-your-own-1920s-1-hour-dress-step-1.html

Featuring cats who love to play in my dresses

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s