Well, for starters you need to find something to flaunt that you like.
For example I have a favorite shirt that I always wear and I wear it all the time. I was thinking about a flapper dress, and I thought about how long it will take us to wear this dress to the wedding, and I realized how big it would be.
This is why I started by thinking about the size of the dress.
What sizes would I need to have it finished in?
Because it was so long I decided it would be best to have two skirts.
And then I added the fabric as per requirement.
As per the flapper tradition of not having to wait for wedding guests, I added in two skirt patterns which were so tight that I had to trim the top of it off at the waist line where my body would show through (I have the exact same problems with the bodice of your traditional flapper dress.) Then I added in a belt too.
And then I did my favorite part: I cut out the shapes and stitched those pieces together with a seam allowance. It didn’t take too much time to cut the skirts and put them together, but it took a while to complete them and it was a very, very long process too.
And then I added a belt to it and sewed it all on, a full three hours. But now it’s time for the wedding! It’s time to get on my cart and set off to the big day (which is also a wonderful thing to do in my opinion.
So this is how I made the dress.
That is why I thought you needed to see this dress in action and not just read a brief description.
What kind of flapper did I buy?
I think flapper dresses look cool. I bought my first flapper dress to replace some of the other ones I had at my bridal store that were falling apart or were too big by half an inch. The biggest problem with those dresses was that they didn’t fit me properly.
I got the perfect dress, but it would be a whole lot cooler if it fit like mine. So my husband, who has also been a flapper and has worn many different kinds of dresses, decided to make a dress for me. He worked with me to make it fit well and to look good, which is what it’s supposed to be about.
I think it looked awesome
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