To get right to it, I have about two weeks to make my Christmas Party dress.
This year it’s green and it’s velvet, and it’s all the fault of these shoes…
…the most beautiful shoes in the world. These are “Gabrielle” by Miss L Fire, a brand any vintage fashion enthusiast will have no doubt heard of. We carry a small selection of Miss L Fire at Royal Vintage, and while photographing these shoes for the shop, I fell madly in love and ended up buying my own product.
They’re so beautiful it hurts. Unfortunately I had/have absolutely nothing to wear them with, so off to Mill End I went to find a matching color fabric for an over-the-top evening gown mind-designing itself in my head.
Fabric acquired, time to figure out how to make the thing. The vision I have involved shirring, puff sleeves, and a bias-cut skirt, but I can’t find a pattern! That means drape-enstein-ing one together, and quickly. More on that later.
In the meantime, inspiration!
|Source unknown – this one has the same type of sleeves as the purple gown above it
For lots more vintage velvet inspiration, from the 1920s – 60s, check out my dedicated Vintage Velvet Fashions on Pinterest.
I guess I’d better get to work!