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Almost a flapper

Added Jan 18, 2013

by pampula

Helsinki, Finland






In the past few years I have grown myself a little obsession tot the 20’s fashion. I admire the silhouettes, styles, materials and the feeling of the women in old photos wearing fantastic creations. I have wanted to make a 20’s style dress and this is my first attempt that I have started making about two years ago. It has laid aside for so long, because I started to to other projects as it felt that there was something wrong with my velvet dress and I couldn’t get it look like how I wanted. I had also a little crisis with the silhouette and my body (I’m not exactly the string bean type). Now I finished it and altered little the hem witch used to have gathering instead of pleats. It’s not a very authentic 20’s dress, but I think that it has little of that feeling because of the drop waist and that burnt orange velvet. Now I’m dreaming about making a real flapper dress!

Material Notes

stretchy velvet




Garment Type

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    Aug 28, 2014, 11.48 PMby chrissy CHRISSY

    I love the velvet! I now may consider making a winter dress made of it. You’re darling.

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      Aug 29, 2014, 02.25 PMby pampula

      Thank you, we share the same love :) You really should make something of velvet for winter!

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    Jun 10, 2013, 03.29 PMby missjackieo

    love the shade of velvet , like an antique rose in shadow . trip the light fantastic ! x

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    Jan 22, 2013, 09.03 AMby Super Jeanette

    Really cute. Actually I like everything you made so far, specially the velvet dresses ;) Well done.

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      Jan 22, 2013, 06.18 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much! I like your projects too, the Akadi bubbles -top and skirt are simply fantastic!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 10.51 AMby madyb


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      Jan 20, 2013, 03.53 PMby pampula

      thank you!

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    Jan 18, 2013, 05.45 PMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely.on you x

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      Jan 20, 2013, 03.54 PMby pampula

      thank you!

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    Jan 18, 2013, 03.31 PMby ariation

    I think it’s a great modern 20’s dress………Nice cut and you’ve made the drop waist look good…

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      Jan 20, 2013, 03.54 PMby pampula

      Thank you! I wasn’t entirely convinced about the drop waist first, but I grew to like it.

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