Currently on the fast-track is a 1940s evening gown that will be worn to the Reno Newcomer's Club Fashion Show at the end of October. My new neighbor, Carole, is planning this event, and has gone with the theme "The Golden Age of Fashion," focusing on 1940s, 50s, and 60s attire. The only problem is that nobody is actually wearing any vintage fashions in the show, so she has asked me to represent the 1940s.
|Vintage Vogue 2858|
|In-progress in frumpy-form, with just TOO MANY gathers|
Operation de-frumpification: I removed the gathers on the side, removed the gathers in the front, cut the slit in the front of the skirt higher, and added a fishtail to the back for a little train, and *now* it's starting to look like the slinky, sexy, soft and supple gown it's always wanted to be. It's still in-progress here, and wants for finishings to the hem, the sleeves, and for the shiny jet trim to be adhered. I look forward to wearing this, representing American Duchess Atelier, and having some lovely photos to show you guys in a couple weeks!
|Still in-progress, but with the alterations to make it more flattering.|