What I didn't blog about was the dress I started making back then.
I borrowed this OOP Vintage Vogue pattern #2535 from a bestie.
I found some black rayon in the stash, and got enough of this embroidered border silk/cotton to use on the lower band with a straight hemline. I used the plain top half of the silk/cotton to line the sleeveless bodice. I'm planning to do a shaped hand rolled hem, following the lower edge of the embroidery.
Inspired by reading this blog post by witness2fashion on 1920s Accessories: what's missing? I'm also going to gather the centre front line of the cape collar because with my boobs it just doesn't look quite right, and I'm thinking of placing a 20s-ish brooch over that. I also have a giant peony fabric flower that I'll put towards my left shoulder to draw the eye up towards my face.
I'm not going to look my prettiest because I'm a short stout woman and not the ideal figure for 20s, but I'll look fashionably dressed and that's what counts.
Oh, and I finished the dress earlier this week, and am wearing it to a 1920s lawn party on Sunday.