Today’s MMM outfit requires a post of it’s own because it’s also for the Great Gatsby Sewing Challenge.
I had originally muslined and planned a different dress but I got tired of waiting for the fabric I ordered. I decided to try something that I could make from stash fabric. Since I normally sew 40’s and 50s garments, most of my stash fabric is stiff cottons. However, I do love sewing with knits. This dress is made from a rayon blend jersey that I had originally planned for another Tiramisu dress.
Because I wanted to get right to it, rather than fussing with muslins, I decided to use the Jalie scarf collar top as the base of my dress, then add style elements from Pictorial Review 3313 to give it a 20s feel. Yes, it is more fitted than a 20s dress normally would be, but I think more flattering.
It only required 2 major changes from the original Jalie top, which I’ve made before so my pattern already fit me. I lengthened the top to a mid-calf length, then added the add front-only peplum from the Pictorial Review. I have seen several patterns with this strange peplum but I’m not sure I like it. If I make this again, I will add a front AND a back so it is more of a tier.