The lovely grounds of Spadina House Museum
Day 2 was another beautiful day of hot sunny weather and cool breezes. I wore what turned out to be my favorite dress of the summer so far. It was another Pinterest image turned into a pattern from a 1 Hour Dress Book published in the 1920s. I didn’t take any construction pictures as time was getting short. I used a yarn dyed cotton in a rust plaid and a solid rust coloured cotton for the ties.
I almost made a critical error when translating the measurements from imperial to metric. (On a side note, the US has been officially metric for more than 2 decades. Start using it please)
This is a very comfortable dress and Sara wants to make one for herself before the summer ends.
Her dress started out as one pattern and was modified a great deal. We also made it out of a knit since we didn’t have time to be picky about the fabric.
It turned out great and just in time. I think she wants to make it again in a silk and make a few more adjustments.
1928 Reproduction Turban , Le Petit Chapeau
Maybe next year we will have the right shoes to fit our needs of standing all day and new specs that are more in keeping with the 20’s.
Meaghan & Sara