I hope you guys had a great weekend!
I had a very, very busy but adventurous weekend!
First off, I decided this weekend to go to the Jazz Age Lawn Fest, which is a 1920's gathering on Governor's Island, NYC. But then I realized... I do not have anything 1920's ish in my wardrobe! Which meant it was a great time to make a costume! PROJECT RUNWAY TIME!
So I thought the best way to go about this is to start researching! So it was off to Google images and binge watching Boardwalk Empire. (which by the way is a great show to watch but might be a little violent to watch in the wee hours.)
Any who, after researching the types of dresses, the color scheme, what type of look i was going for and other factors, I decided that I might the design I want to do!
Here are the final sketch of the dress I wanted to do and the color scheme I was thinking of using.
Then after picking up my fabrics from Mood Fabrics and a few drinks later, it was off to a 12 hour sewing fest!! And the night wasn't that bad since I had Nucky killing people in the background (reference to Boardwalk Empire)
It was the day of the festival and the day was beautiful! People everywhere are dressed up and the sun was shinning. But the big question is- did I go to this festival in the dress that I made or was I naked in public because the whole idea of making a dress was a horrible idea to begin with?
Well the answer to that question is...
OF COURSE I FINISHED THE DRESS! WHO WOULD GO OUT IN PUBLIC IN THE NUDE? I'M NOT THAT WEIRD!!
And this is what the dress looked like below!!
The dress actually turned out really nicely!
The inspiration for the dress was for a "day time to night time" dress- outfits that I tend to go for since I am always out and about at all hours of the day. So during my research I found out that even though many people in the 1920's usually go for light color outfits, blue was considered a royal/ rich color because getting that hue is a science in it's self. Along with using my favorite color (brown) to round out the fringes, I tried to create a daytime acceptable fringe dress. For a person that hasn't really sewn a full outfit before, I think I did pretty damn good job! lol
Too bad my modeling skills aren't that great. Hah!
But the festival was fun to begin with! I am glad I went! Even had some fun with friends! AHHH! lol
And of course, this Sunday was Father's day!
I hope everyone shared some love with your dad or dads or granddad or dad like figures in your life!
I always gotta give the parentals some love for making me an amazing person that you see now!
So here are some throwback photos of me and my dad when I was little!
Aren't I cute little bugger?
Welp! Till next time!!