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How to Make a 1920’s Dress and Cloche Hat

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How to Make a 1920s Dress

I shared a few days ago about the 1920’s Roaring Twenties Unit Celebration that our homeschool group had.  I bought clothes for my kids (and my husband bought a vest), but I decided to make my dress!  The common dress we think of in the 1920’s is the flapper dress, but ladies who dressed more conservatively often wore a dropped waist dress, so that’s what I made!

Enjoy the following tutorial of how to make a 1920’s dress:

1.  I started with a shirt that was bought at a thrift shop.

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2.  Cut enough fabric for the skirt length you want and wide enough for twice around:

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3.  My shirt had some open flaps, so I sewed those together in the front and sides:

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4.  I gathered the skirt fabric:

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5.  I cut my shirt’s sleeves to make short sleeves:

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6.  Sew the skirt to the bottom of the shirt:

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7.  Hew the shirt sleeve:

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7.  Choose a coordinating fabric for a belt and hand-sew it around the middle:

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I found a hat at Joann Fabrics, so I didn’t need to make one.  But if I had made one, I love the tutorial for a cloche hat here!

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