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Jazz Age Lawn Party Dress

Added Jun 17, 2014

by papermothbal...

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I made my dress for the party. When drafting the pattern, I was inspired by a 1930s dress day dress pattern I had seen awhile ago. It had a sort of apron looking cut for the body. I modified the shape to be a play on the drop waist and added the flapperesque flair. I paper drafted the pattern and draped the collar, all the seams are sewn with French seams and the edges are all hand sewn. The slip underneath is vintage from The Slipperie, who was also a vendor at the party. I made my flower headband inspired by 1920s and 30s wedding headdresses.

More pictures of my dress and the party:


Material Notes

Cotton blend lace




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jul 22, 2014, 02.56 PMby kikiboo

    You put Daisy Buchanan to shame, exquisite!

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    Jun 25, 2014, 01.10 AMby nrobson

    so gorgeous! like the era of Vionnet & co.

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    Jun 23, 2014, 12.53 PMby janene

    This is breathtakingly gorgeous. Finding it hard to tear myself away from your photos! :-)))

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    Jun 20, 2014, 06.42 PMby LEAs-Heart-ART

    Well done :) impressive!

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    Jun 20, 2014, 06.00 AMby izbott

    You did a wonderful job. It’s perfect for a fashion book.

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    Jun 19, 2014, 01.57 AMby Byanka Ayala

    Love your dress! The photographer did an excellent job, very beautiful

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      Jun 19, 2014, 04.35 PMby papermothballvintage

      Thank you! I take my own pictures using a tripod.

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      Jun 25, 2014, 01.14 AMby nrobson

      amazing, i will try that if I ever can’t get a willing photographer

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      Jun 25, 2014, 09.57 PMby Byanka Ayala

      Wow! You do an amazing job!

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    Jun 18, 2014, 05.09 PMby IDia

    love the photos!

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    Jun 18, 2014, 04.48 PMby slmnstyle

    Stunning! You and the dress!

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    Jun 18, 2014, 01.05 PMby alice9163

    Perfect style right out of Charlie Chaplin movie.

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    Jun 18, 2014, 08.47 AMby libra-s

    Absolutely beautiful!

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    Jun 18, 2014, 03.36 AMby ronnielee

    I love your style and creativity. These photos capture the dress so beautifully..

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    Jun 18, 2014, 01.07 AMby kristikaarlop

    Super cute:)

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    Jun 17, 2014, 08.14 PMby mbuchanan1

    Beautiful! Your dress, head piece, hair style, and make-up are absolutely perfect

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    Jun 17, 2014, 05.56 PMby liliv-1

    I’m speechless, this is real beauty!

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    Jun 17, 2014, 05.36 PMby cris orange

    This is true art: your styling and the pictures, so beautiful! One really feels as beeing put into that era!

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