1920s Flapper Dress
I have always been fascinated by the 1920s flapper dress. All those tassles - so tantalizing and fun. And so, I have always wanted to have a flapper dress. Well I finally made one for myself with what I have on hand. The underlying base dress was first crocheted using silky viscose yarn. Then with some vintage tassles I was lucky enough to acquire at an auction earlier in the year (the Cliff Brunton closing auction), I hand sewed the tassle braids on. My flapper dress for Christmas 2009 with some new matching necklace and earrings made with Swarovski crystal components.
The "base" dress - crocheted from my hoarded supply of silky viscose yarn. This is still in the rough stage - as you can see, I have yet to tidy up some loose threads and smooth down the dress.
I wish someone could tell me where I can find more of this beautiful yarn on a cone.
The basic crochet stitches for the main part of the body. I actually had to remove quite a few rows from the bottom later on as it was too long and the dress became too heavy.
The final weight of the dress came to just over 1kg - which is pretty heavy. But thank goodness one does not really feel the weight that much when worn.
|The bodice with a different type of crochet stitch. It is also crochet-beaded with Miyuki triangle Crystal AB seed beads.
The beads are actually shinnier IRL than can be shown in the photos.
|A close up of the stitches in the bodice.|
|Ah ... finally after hours and hours of sewing on the tassle braiding, I have my first flapper dress.|
|This is a quick and dirty shot of the jewelry I made to go with the dress. Not quite "flapper" jewelry but I think it does match the dress. Details of this necklace and earrings set can be found at Swarovski Pearls and Dangles set...|
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