1930s Evening Gowns
Last Saturday was the Art Deco Society Preservation Ball and while my friend, Libett, and I didn’t make our gowns, I’m pretty certain that the Sew Weekly readers would appreciate seeing what we wore.
I bought my dress back in 2009 (for only $95!) at the Vintage Fashion Expo in San Francisco. This is right around the time I began sewing and I was just coming off the buzz of 2009′s Gatsby Summer Afternoon. That’s probably why I bought a black velvet 1930s evening gown that really didn’t have a purpose in my wardrobe. I’m certainly glad I did because I LOVE this dress so much. It’s comfortable, fits well, has no flaws and is just a testament to a gorgeous bias-cut gown. Libett’s sister did our hair the night before (finger waves and pin-curls) and the result was fabulous!
Libett rented her fabulous bias-cut gown from a theater costume rental shop in Marin. And because she’s such a meticulous dresser, she took the time to reinforce all the buttons on the dress. Her hair was also done by her sister, Tery. Libett’s getting married in July (I’m a bridesmaid) so you all can look forward to some additional beautiful pics of Libett at that time.
Here’s full length views of our dresses: