A Chair??? What does that have to do with sewing?
A little background first. I used to just find a pattern I liked, work out what size I was, make it, and it fitted. I tended to only use Vogue patterns and I just knew that they would always fit me if I made the same size all the time.
a few quite a few years and I’m not the same shape I used to be 🙁
Ok, I’m not that bad!
My husband came home from work one day and asked if I wanted to go to a charity ball that the social club at work was holding. The theme was the 1920’s and dressing up in costume was encouraged. I was totally excited as I’ve always loved the 1920’s style of clothing and I’d been dying to make myself a 1920’s dress forever but never got around to it, and had nowhere to wear it even if I did make one!
So I immediately started trawling the web for 1920’s dress patterns. I didn’t find many patterns, in fact I don’t think I found any patterns, well at least none I could buy! I collected a few pictures on a Pinterest board and started mulling it all around in my head.
I rather liked this pattern but couldn’t get my hands on a copy. Also I’m sure it wouldn’t look that good on me since I’m not a baby giraffe shaped person like these 3 ladies in the drawing!
I kept searching and then found this fabulous dress made by Eld-nora:
Red flapper dress which I used as inspiration for my own dress