It seems that I am late to the party, but Miss Crayola Creepy has issued The Great Gatsby Challenge (http://misscrayolacreepy.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-great-gatsby-sewing-challenge.html) I have always loved 1920s fashion but didn’t think it would suit my figure. Over the years, I’ve gathered a small collection of silent movie star photos showing more fitted styles. Perhaps they only wore tight dresses in the movies, but it gives the impression that 20s styles can be made to fit a shapely figure. The challenge ends on May 31, which is plenty of time to make a dress.
Here are the current choices:
I’m not as familiar with the evolution of 20s fashions but I think the McCall pattern is older than the Butterick pattern. I’m leaning toward the McCall, because I can picture more easily how to make it fitted by adding a couple vertical darts on the front and back. However, I LOVE the collar on the Butterick dress. I think I’ll muslin the McCall first and see what a couple darts can do.