I'm sewing along with Alida from Alida Makes again for Sew the Show - Boardwalk Empire. I don't have Amazon Prime so I didn't watch this one, but I looked at tons of images from the show online. I went with more of a general 1920's feel in an outfit that is practical (of course) for my life. More like this image that I found on Pinterest.
The skirt is an adaptation of Simplicity 4138 (out of print now), a 6 panel flared skirt with an elastic waist. I changed it to a side zip for a better fit. With all those seams, it was easy to just angle each one in a bit and add the zipper on the left. I topstitched all but the side seams for a little detail. You probably can't see it though because I used matching thread to keep it subtle. The fabric is a chambray I believe. It's always hard to say when I find these things at the thrift store. And even though it is the orange-red color, I have at least 3 things in my closet that look good with it.
I'm showing it here with this t-shirt I made last summer and never blogged about. The trim (actually 2 strips of lace and a ribbon) fits with the 20's embellishments. After the first washing, the trim shrunk up and made it appear a bit ruched, and it actually looks pretty good that way. I think I used the free Scoop Top tee from Kristen at Skirt as Top, but I widened the neckline if I recall. The scarf was a birthday present from my mom this winter and adds some sparkle. The cloche hat was a gift from my daughter last Christmas.
Well thanks for not laughing at me, I hope. I'm enjoying sewing for myself again and plan to keep it up and push myself more. I also plan to buy some self tanner for my legs if I do another skirt. Yikes.
Can't wait to see what show you pick next, Alida!