Monday, November 26, 2012

Retro Partee

Last weekend, a couple of my very good friends hosted a Retro Party. We rolled up at 3pm for afternoon tea (hats and gloves mandatory) and socialising. We then headed down to the pool area for some photos. Everyone looked wonderful in their vintage ensembles. We rolled out our evening in vintage pyjamas for pizza and Audrey Hepburn movies. It was a great weekend, and I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends to host.

For the occasion, I whipped up a new early 1960s style dress out of some black fabric with peacock print that I have had in my stash for some time. I changed the design of the skirt. Instead of cutting the fabric into panels, I added triple pleats at each dart from the bodice. It gives a fair amount of fullness while preserving the design of the fabric print. I also used some blue dupion silk as a bias around the neck and sleeves. I was so happy to finally use the fabric, and I am incredibly pleased with how it turned out. So much so that I have cut out a couple more dresses in the same design. But onto the photos...

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you had a great time. I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends to invite to partees! ;)

    Your peacock fabric was spectacular and I think you pulled it together with the feather bandeau hat beautifully.