Ladies (and gents) - I need your help! I'm really considering going to the Gatsby meetup in California next weekend, but I need to figure out an outfit. I initially had scoffed at the idea thinking 'there's no way I can come up with a 20's outfit... it's so not my body shape!' But now, I really want to go and meetup with everyone.
So I'm trying to see if I can scrounge up an outfit in a week. I found a picture of this sailor inspired outfit and was thinking of something similar.
I have my Highland dance Sailor blouse, and I can probably whip up a white skirt to go along. Here's a 'mock-up'. The blouse is the one I would use, the skirt is not:
Then of course, tights and shoes. What do you think? I could make a dress from the Sense and Sensibility Edwardian pattern (image below) but with only a week (and some other things to work on), I'd rather just make a simple skirt.
Honest opinions please! Thanks for your help! I have dance competitions all weekend so it's going to seriously cut into my sewing time. All of the other dresses I've previously made don't have a long enough hem and are generally not in the 20s style.
Having been a number of times, you will do fine with the sailor blouse. As long as you look somewhat period you wont be scoffed at. They also have a dress up booth but I am not sure of what the rules are with that. It will be nice to meet you.
Ok, so my white skirt didn't pan out. I didn't like the patterns that I was finding. I was trying to decide between Vogue 8241 (but the fabric I found was shiny, and not matte... a 'no-no' according to the site), and Mena's Society Sorbetto, when I saw Stacey's post on Butterick 5417. I thought 'why don't I just check out that pattern to see what I think' and everything just fell into place. I found a nice chiffon fabric, and some silk underlining. The only problem? I've never worked with chiffon. I spent all of my free time this weekend working on the dress and I think I'm happy with the end result. Regardless, I'll be wearing that to the Gatsby picnic and if I don't like how it looks, I'll make sure my parasol blocks it in all of the pictures ;)
Thanks for all of your advice and suggestions! I'm starting to get excited for the event, and anxious work on potential hairstyles.