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!