This year the theme is ‘Puttin on the Ritz’.
Woohoo! Right up my alley!
Unfortunately, I’ve decided that 1) I should be good and finish all the projects I have started already rather than making something new, and 2) I already own enough fabulous 1930s-esque evening gowns anyway.
Blast. I really, really wanted an excuse to make Ginger Roger’s Night and Day dress:
So, as I’m giving up this excuse in favour of practicality, which of my (gorgeous, but not quite as gorgeous as that dress) 1930s evening dresses should I wear?
Any of these can be dolled up with fab accessories and fabric flowers up the wazoo.
Yes, it’s my wedding dress. And yes, I firmly believe I should wear my wedding dress as often as possible. I could add garlands of fabric flowers ’round the neck and the hem, and it would look a bit more like Ginger’s dress. And it is a wonderful dress for dancing.
I know, that is only the most pitiful image ever of a really fabulous dress. And I’ll confess, I didn’t make this one. But it’s a great dress nonetheless – you’ll have to use your imagination. It’s all lace, with the shoulders and back unlined. It clings to the body all the way down to the knees, and then flows out into a soft mermaid when you spin. And this might be the last opportunity of the year to wear it before it gets too warm (it’s synthetic – very unusual for me!)
The Tango dress, also great for dancing in – I am going to blog about it…here is a sneak peek.
The Stella dress, very sophisticated 1930s. Check the post for more pictures.