The “Ooooh, Pretty Momma” Gatsby Dress

The Facts:

Fabric: Satin gifted from a friend
Pattern: Self drafted
Year: 2012/1926
Notions: Beads $3.00
Time to Complete: Not finished
First Worn: September 8,  2012
Wear Again: Once finished, I have an even to wear it to.
Total Price: $3.00

Well, friends, let me tell you a story. I knew I had to do this challenge. I mean The Great Gatsby is my favorite book. Pretty much the only book I enjoy reading more than once (I’m not much of a reader, I’m a go, go, go kind of person). 3 weeks ago I started on my Gatsby dress. Not this one. A different vision. I spent $20 bucks on all the notions! Ridiculous right? Then I got to a point where I wasn’t inspired by it anymore. I then started doing some sketching and came up with this design. I love it so much more, even though I am not finished with the bead work.

I literally started on this dress last week, so no wonder I am not done. Hand beading takes so long, and I had a whole intricate diamond designed out on my sketch. Once done, I promise I will post pics.

The post will be short today, as I had an overwhelming week, but I see a light ahead of this darkness. Thank you to everyone’s positive words and kindness last week. I really do enjoy sewing and doing the Sew Weekly. I’m sad when I have to take breaks, but it’s important that I do.

Obviously the title of this post is words straight out of my daughters mouth. Gosh, I love her so much. Her sweet little voice telling me how pretty I am makes my heart melt. I hope she will still think I am pretty when I am older and gray, and the wrinkles have become more noticeable. I am looking so forward to everyone else’s Gatsby fashions! See you all next week!

Author

Bethany

Bethany is a forever student in Fashion Design. She took a hiatus from her studies due to the fear of using a sewing machine and a long term illness. It wasn't until her daughter was born, she felt inspired to create again and dive headfirst into sewing by machine.

9 Comments

  1. Great colors for you! And you have just the right figure for 1920s fashion. Tall and slim.

  2. Pretty mamma indeed! Love the colors and the diamond design. I bet it will look fabulous once you get it finished. Great pictures in front of the theatre.

  3. So pretty! Those colors do look great on you and I can’t wait to see it when you’ve finished the beading. I also had a different vision for this week but I ended up in a completely different place.

    Love the hair and the styling too!

  4. It’s already obvious that this dress has a lot of potential. The style looks great on you and I can’t wait to see it finished with the beading. I love the name of this dress and can totally relate to this – my little son also shows quite a lot of appreciation for my selfmade outfits (actually a lot more than my husband) and it melts me heart, too, when he says that I look pretty in them. :)

  5. VERY pretty : ) And yes, please keep us posted on the beading. I’m glad there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, it’s nice to see you back here!

  6. Gorgeous! I love that you posted even though it isn’t done (although it looks fab already). It gives inspiration to those of us who don’t always make the deadline :0) can’t wait to see it finished.

  7. Great job Bethany, great choice of colours they really suit you. Love the drop-waist cut as well.

  8. You’re so clever and glamorous! Beautiful design and colors.

  9. Thank you, thank you everyone!

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