Well. The dress/shawl plan for the weddings I’ve got coming up didn’t quite work out: let’s just say that the consensus from all around me was that a flapper dress + hips = not the best look…
So, on to plan B. I found a rather lovely fifties-style dress. (Fifties style dresses + hips = fabulous, hooray!). The dress is dark teal blue with a pattern of oriental gold flowers.
The shawl I chose is the excitingly named Lace Shawl from Vogue (I have to say that I really, really dislike the photo on Vogue’s page!) I’m making it using some long-stashed Wollmeise lace-garn (the colour is My Old Blue Jeans) with dark green-gold beads.
Here’s a sample of the fabric (I’m still waiting for the actual dress). The shawl is more navy than teal but I like how they look together:
So far, so good. Here’s hoping I finish in time!
the 1920’s style dress is stunning, but if it’s not right, it’s not right. 50’s style sounds like a winner – the shawl colour and pattern are gorgeous, too!
can’t wait to see the finished outfit
It definitely suits me better, that’s for sure!
It looks gorgeous so far, love the beads with it.