Dear Livejournal, you are still the place I go for sharing, I know I share a lot but it's stuff I feel comfortable talking about anyway.
Anyway. I'm doing the Very Vintage Day Out. This is a big event and I am doing the Photo Safari which means guaranteed photos of good quality and being abel to work with people who share a passion.
The theme is 1920s-1960s.
This means I'm breaking out the Poiret and Lanvin references. Yes I'm going obscure 1920s. Yes. I am finally making a Robe de Style!!!
ROBE DE STYLE!!!!!!!!!
I'll wind up doing proper links soon but I am using all of these as a reference (just thumnbails, most of you who have done this style recognise all of them anyway :):
Actual lace tiers:
Super full ruffles:
Super extreme well fitted bodices:
Actual patterns of the style:
Just the cutest dress with a super soft shape.
I have so much vintage lace I need to create a project. So far I have used some for my Lucy gown, and I have just tacked enough to my Phantom Wedding skirt to finally have that project ready to finish 🙂 Yes, I had enough lace to make poofy sleeves, hem a full skirt, trim a bodice, make four tiers of lace flounces on a Natural Form dress, and cover the hoops of a Robe de Style and make a full bodice to match. Two lots of lace. I have the photos from one lot, I don't know if I took a photo of the dress I got the woder lace from.
So back tracking..
For the Photo Safari I am making a velvet slinky gown, with a fan and headband. I will need a fan for sun protection! I'm going sleeveless and with a very very deep V front nd back, filled with illusion so as to not actually be that daring!
I am also making a coat in magenta wool. I think it's just cool toned enough to be magenta. So that I can arrive an style and in a very vibrant colour.
The Robe de Style is for an upcycling competition. So I am going to have to do a bit more hunting as 80% of materials need to be recycled. Well the lace and the other lace will wind up being well over that, I am making the hoops and I am using a modern cotton net for the base. So I do need to recycle a little more. But I'll be making a hat to go with it too. I have glass buttons from a big lot of button stash I was given, as well as daisy guipure in pink from a 60s coat (coat panels were unpicked but I got photos of the panels so I can show it is indeed recycled!) so I should be good. I just might see if I can find something for a tabbardy front panel.
Okay, I think I'm okay. I am recycling my sateen pillow cases (same lot I used for my Lizzy petticoat) for the foundations but I'm a bit worried as I'll need to wear them not have them for judging.