‘A well-made rosette of two-toned double faced ribbon gives just the right touch at the waistline of the simple but smartly cut evening frocks so much in the vogue.’ (Ruth Wyeth Spears, 1920s)
Ribbon rosettes were popular dress accessories in the 1920s – they were usually worn at the shoulder or waist. A while ago I made a ribbon rosette for my 1920s turquoise taffeta robe de style and the dress looks much more finished with the rosette.
For this new ribbon rosette I used original 1920s instruction. The 1920s ribbon rosette is really easy and fast to make! Continue reading DIY 1920s Ribbon Flower – Tutorial
In the 1920s, black (artificial) silk dresses were suitable for afternoon wear. But they were also worn as work dresses for the office like on this antique 1920s photograph. For my 1920s black dress I used black cellulose acetate fabric which was called celanese in the 1920s. And for the lace collar, I used antique Mechlin lace and cotton bobbinet tulle. The main inspiration for my 1920s black dress was this beautiful 1926 fashion plate. Continue reading 1920s Black Artificial Silk Dress With Lace Collar
That’s my mid-to-late 1920s white lace afternoon dress. Continue reading 1920s White Lace Afternoon Dress
In the 1920s, the hem of sheer and lightweight dresses were often finished with a picot hem. But unless you’re lucky and own an antique hemstitching machine, you’ll need an alternative. So in this tutorial I’ll show you how to sew an imitation 1920s picot hem. Continue reading 1920s Imitation Picot Hem – Tutorial
Today I finished my 1920s style beaded dance purse. Continue reading 1920s Beaded Dance Bag
In the 1920s, the hem of sheer and lightweight dresses were often finished with a picot hem. Nowadays, the term ‘picot hem’ is often used wrongly. So what’s a real 1920s picot hem? Continue reading What’s A 1920s Picot Hem?
Some pictures of my 1920s black lace dress which I’ve sewn some years ago. Continue reading 1920s Black Lace Dress