Silk jacquard from the late 60's, with a gorgeous chantilly lace shawland parasol as well as a quilted wool hood.
|All of the 20s dresses I examined had this kind of side closure.|
|There was an interesting attached underpetticoat of sheer pink silk over a layer of satin with insertion lace.|
|The closure amuses me greatly. Hook, snap, hook, snap, hook, snap....|
There was this... Whatever it is...
Wow, can you imagine the sort of woman who would wear this? It's more reddish in real life, and it's slinky silk charmeuse!
|Nice to know that not even the original cast was exempt from horrid looking inside seams.|
This dress was an interesting blend of old and new. The style as obviously new, but a lot of the construction techniques, like the closure above, the piping and the hand overstitched interior seams, have their roots in earlier periods.
Aaaaand then another ridiculously fab 20s dress, just for the heck of it.
And because I know that I have some people following this blog who sew for children, so here is an original 60's infant's dress of plaid silk taffeta and let me tell you, it is the cutest thing that I have ever seen!
|LOOK AT THE CUTE LITTLE RUCHING|
|All lined in polished cotton, of course.|