Art Deco Festival is the highlight of my year. For a week I live in an idealised version of the 1920s/30s where every day is sunny, every night is filled with music and dancing, the drinks flow, and a small NZ city is completely transformed. The streets fill with vintage cars, vintage planes perform over … Continue reading Discovering Deco
Last weekend was a perfect practice for the next two. I finished three dresses (none of them for me!), had great fun swing dancing, and went on a mini road trip! Hamilton Gardens was the road trip destination; for the Katherine Mansfield Garden Party, after seeing the gardens I can't believe I had never been … Continue reading Two Deco Dresses for the Emma!
To read about Part 1 click here (look at me learning how to do links! Not such a Luddite after all!) So.... its finished! The construction is not perfect, nor is it entirely accurate. But visually the fit and silhouette are spot on; for this dress that was the main goal as it is my … Continue reading Bias Cut 1931 Dress (Part 2: Finished!)