You guys. We messed up.
With the 2020s looming ahead of us we got too excited and did something rash.
I blame this:
We got way ahead of ourselves and started throwing Great Gatsby theme parties back in 2013, and all because of a mediocre movie that was pretty to look at. Why did we do that? Now we’re actually in the Roaring Twenties, but are already over 20’s fashion again. 🙁
Or are we?
When Historic Columbia announced they were throwing a Speakeasy-themed happy hour at the Seibels House (a lovely historic home here in Columbia, SC), I was all about it.
Unfortunately, the closest thing I had to a prohibition-era ensemble was this:
Thank you, 1980s for bringing back the dropped waist look for a minute, as it suits my costuming needs quite nicely!
Of course, alterations were needed.
Those sleeves had to go as well.
Next, I closed up those raw armholes…
I took in the sides a bit…
…and then narrowed the shoulders by turning the top shoulder seams under and tacking them.
And that was it!
OR WAS IT?!?
Remember those flowers I removed from my last refashion?
Well, I put them in a baby dye bath with these:
And here’s how they turned out!
I hot glued the flowers together in twos and then glued them onto an elastic hairband.
And here’s how it all turned out!
Erin, Ken, and I enjoyed an evening of cocktails and a lecture on what it was like to live in Columbia during the prohibition era. Sadly, Mr. Refashionista was under the weather and could not attend. :'(
So, if you have any fun 1920s parties coming up, just head to your nearest thrift store and grab an 80s drop waist dress (or two!)!