In 2006 after making my best friends bridesmaid dresses I decided to make myself a flapper dress with matching jacket to wear to her wedding. At the time I worked for Hancock fabric. I got a great discount plus back then you could make model garments. Model garments are garments made by employees, supplies are all free although the garment must remain on display in the store for 6 weeks. It was a great perk of the job and it’s how I learned so many new skills so fast.
This dress consisted of drop waist bodice, 3 full circle skirts, fully lined, 12 pin tucks in the bodice, wide big bowtie sash and 12 covered buttons for the side closure.
Behind the scenes shot-This is the only picture of the jacket I made to go with the dress. This is my friend Jessie that modeled the dress in 2009 for Ladyfest. I used a Sewing with Nancy pattern and I lined it with fabric left over from the dress. I only installed one side pocket because at the time I though pockets were too challenging.\n\nPhotos by Seth Stephens and the lovely model is my sister Sarah Wonderling.
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