In this SWC andFriends series, we're going to take a peek into the 1920s to see what stories we can discover hidden in the fashion trends of the time. Be sure to watch this video to get a full overview of the course and the background on the era!
For this series, I designed the 1920s Mary Brooks Dress pattern. It has the popular dropped waist silhouette and, in keeping with the geometric Art Deco style, it features a pleated bodice that is set into a front panel and waistband at right angles. The short knee length skirting has pleats
in the front that mirror the bodice pleats and is lightly gathered around the sides and the back to to soften the angles. The seamlines around the front panel and waistband are outlined with a ribbon trim and the panel itself can be embellished with embroidery. The pattern includes two 1920s era embroidery patterns that have been adapted to suit a smaller scale.
If you are interested in the other garments from this 1920s set, be sure to check out the Thimbles and Acorns pattern collection on Pixie Faire: https://www.pixiefaire.com/collections/thimbles-and-acorns
If you purchased the coordinating kit from Pixie Faire, you can follow along with all the supplies from that set. If not, you have a week to search your stash or do some shopping to find everything you need to get started next week!
You can find all the referenced PDF patterns and supplies at www.pixiefaire.com