OK. This outfit turned out to be absolutely fabulous!!
For our next installment in the "Decade Project", Kathryn, Tara, Gretel, and I needed 1930s outfits. It took some convincing to get Kathryn and Tara onboard, but it was eventually successful! Of course, then we haven't actually all been in the same place at the same time to have our party. :-P
In the meantime, Kathryn has a fun 1930s outfit to wear. :-)
She wasn't too sure about 30s styles last year when I started her outfit, so she chose a sweater and skirt to ease into the style.
(As for her other dresses, I make her fun clothes in exchange for the fabulous photographs she takes for this blog- such a great deal!!)
I was confident in my fabulous sweater re-fashioning skills, and confident to take on anything!
After this sweater, I think I'll be a bit more cautious next time. ;-)
Everything worked out well in the end, but a word to the wise- don't choose bulky cotton knits, if at all possible. The waist seam was almost a disaster, but I found that stitching elastic to the seam after serging it helps keep the knit in place, looking good, and still stretchy enough to pull over the shoulders!
The skirt is based on one from a 30s ad- a basic skirt pattern (the 1980s had lots of wonderful 30s-appropriate skirt patterns!) was dressed up with some seaming details to keep the 1930s aesthetic.
It was Kathryn's first time doing finger waves, and I think it turned out charmingly! :-) She is so, so suited to this decade!! It's almost not fair.
Oh well. I'll just live vicariously.
The V-neck sweater was dressed up with a rayon fabric detail. Amazing how such a simple change makes such a huge difference!
She's now reconciled to the 1930s and is eager for more. I'm glad. :-D