Thursday, February 6, 2014

The latest addition to my personal collection!

From the seller:

Vintage flapper dress and shaw. Looks like a 1920'd-30's dress. Also fringed cape. Cape has fringe and cloth covered buttons with material lining. Dress has a round patch on inside as seen in photo. Both have normal wear for age. Last few items from grandmothers trunk. All items sold as is lower 48 only thank you please ask not think they were a set. Different shades of color

From Me:

I'm so excited about this dress! It's actually MUCH cuter in person. It looks like a wrap dress, but it just goes over your head like many other 1920's dresses. The front flap is sewn down over the bust but not across the tummy. The ties do tie in the back.

The seamstress that made the dress did what I do a lot when I add trim to a hem - sew the trim facing the inside along the bottom edge and then sew it down on the outside. This way, you encase the raw edge and have a lovely trim facing hem.

Measurements for the dress:
34" Bust
34" Drop waist
23" From back neckline to drop waist
80"+ hem on the bottom ruffle

The dress is made out of rayon.

The cape is rather plain and is very much from the 1890's. It's "autumn" weight and made out of cotton. However, it's very well constructed and will be very useful when I need to do a full turn of the Century outfit later this year. ;-)

Any questions, feel free to ask!


  1. I bet the dress is cute! And I love the cape. Congrats on your score!!

    1. Thanks! I might end up making dress based off this one. I'll defintely study the cape to re-make something similar - but fancier. :-)

  2. Beautiful dress! I'm trying to understand how the trim was attached. I didn't quite follow your description--but I'm a newish sewer, so that's no surprise. Could you show close-ups of the trim or point me to a tutorial?