The 1930’s Gold Gown

I can honestly say that I have never created so many paper patterns as I have with this particular gown.  I mean, I was tracing this and cutting out that and double checking width for at least 8 hours!  Why was it such a time consuming process?  The yoked skirt.  That beautiful, slightly difficult, yet much needed,  yoked skirt.

I created this pattern from a book that employs the “Science Method” to creating clothing.  It is a wonderful system that turns out 99% of the time, but you have to go in understanding that you are going to be spending more hours on the pattern than the actual sewing.  Delightfully, the time was spent catching up on T.V. shows and sipping caramel flavored coffee…not a bad way to spend a day! 🙂

This gown has become one of my favorite creations for three reasons:

1. It is a delicate gold color that reminds me of old Hollywood….something I could see Ginger Rogers dancing in.

….and that leads to reason number two

2.  The “flowiness” of this gown is simply wonderful!  Even on the dress form it hangs in wonderful folds, and I can imagine the soft wispy feeling of the skirt against your legs as you waltzed around a ballroom.

…and the last reason

3.  It left me excited to try another one.  Which if you know anything about me, I am not one to repeat projects, so if I wish to make another, it is a huge success!






I hope you all have a beautifully “golden” weekend!



6 thoughts on “The 1930’s Gold Gown

  1. Do you have a basic skirt sloper? Because if you have a well-fitting one, it would probably be a cinch to work out a skirt yoke from the pattern, after adjusting it to remove the darts. But I always make patterns by adjusting the building blocks 😛

    — Tegan
    (it’s so much easier to just hear my partners occasional comments about “when did I talk about sewing?” than log him out and have him notice I borrowed his computer :-P)

    • Hahaha! I love the idea of a cowl neckline…maybe on the back? Hmmmm…. 🙂 I do have a skirt sloper, and yet I am a glutton for punishment and love to create gowns the same way women during the 1930’s would have. 🙂
      Hope you have a wonderful Friday!

  2. Ooh and I had a thought. Maybe for your next version of this gown, have the same top, but ALSO have a draped overlay with a cowl-like collar! Ooh that’d be pretty. It’d echo the flowiness of the skirt with still that solid structure underneath.

    — Tegan

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