Yes! Here it is: after two missed deadlines, several angsty late nights, and perhaps unwarranted fabric bashing, the finished masterpiece!
The inside. Because if I'm going to put so much work into the lining I'm going to show it off.
(Like an idiot I trimmed part of the back vent to the length dictated by the pattern before trying it on and realizing that I wanted to make it longer and had just cut off part of my dress. Then my mom showed me that the trimmed part was on the inside of the dress, would not show, and I could cobble the section back together for construction purposes. I am baring my flaws for all of you so that in a similar situation you 1) don't immediately start freaking out like I did and 2) never underestimate the importance of trying on before cutting.)
|French tacks: because they lend more flexibility to your lining but mostly because it was 12:00 at night and they don't take as long as slipstitching around the entire hem.|
Yes, even after all the angst, my dress is worth it :D
---------------- Almost entirely unrelated sidenote: This post took a really long time to write because I got sidetracked looking for the perfect 1920s flapper dress pattern, which happened to be a 1929 Vogue Paris Original by Jean Patou (also shown here in all its breathtaking glory) which, I found out after obsessively raking the Internet, probably no longer exists on the face of the planet :'(. Oh and there's also this which probably exists in one 275-dollar iteration of the face of the planet. So if ANYONE has ANY idea where to find actual, purchaseable, gorgeous 1920s patterns like these ones PLEASE comment for the betterment of humanity. --And for the love of beautiful clothing don't people just start copying vintage patterns after a while?