For those that aren't fans of the 20s silhouette
Miss Crayola Creepy 2:07 PMWhen many people think about clothing from the 1920s the first image that comes to mind is of a flapper wearing a slim fitted dropped waist dress. During this time many women moved away from the corset and towards a looser fitting, "boyish" silhouette.
Quite a few people commented on my last couple of posts saying that the 20s silhouette was not a flattering look for them and I don't want them to think that that style dress is the only sewing option! I recently purchased Everyday Fashions of the Twenties, a book that is a compilation of clothing catalogs from that time frame, and was happy to see a page dedicated to blouses.
When I saw this page I immediately thought of Steph's Sisters of Edwardia blouse which was inspired by the ladies on Downton Abbey. If you are interested in making a blouse it might be worth it to check out the pattern she designed.
I really love the flutter sleeves and bow/belt. They aren't something that I would immediately think of when I think "20s," but they work! I can see this working as a mix of a longer version of View A of the Cambie dress and the sleeves from the Taffy blouse.
This pretty vintage dress could be remade using the Laurel pattern as a starting point. You'd make the sleeveless version for the upper portion (see the extras for help with this) and make a slightly fuller bottom part. The embellishments would be fun to try and recreate!
I hope that I showed you a couple of options that you hadn't yet considered for your outfit. Are any of you making anything that might not be considered "traditional?"