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Monday, January 28, 2013

All in a 'flap' - Flapper Dress

So planning on making a 'flapper' style dress. Decided on my basic pattern. going to have to add a gore at the sides to make room for my hips. Will be fringing the bottom of the dress as I will need to be able to dance in it plus I suspect it might tickle under the arms. To decorate the top of the dress I'm thinking sequins...just can't decide on the pattern design.

a 'jazz sunburst' at the waist or hipline?

Some straight angles to give a empire line impression?

'V' shape to make more slimming lines?

What do you think? Any ideas? I want to keep it simple an unfussy but use it to best effect to make me not appear to be wearing a sack.
As you have been good I'll give you a little preview of the fabric....


  1. Ooh, what a fun project! I think all of your ideas will work great, but I think I prefer the top one with the sunburst seams!

  2. Sunburst. It looks the most '20's and grooovy :)

  3. Oooh I love the enticing shot of your fabric/embellishment stash--this is going to be gorgeous! I really like the 2nd one with the angles--puts me in mind of an Art Deco building (in a good way!) :)