The second annual HVG new Year's Eve Bash was held at the Meade Mansion. This year's theme was the prohibition era which spanned 1919 to 1933. I love the 30's- it's my favorite era of fashion along with the 40's, but when it came time to plan my wardrobe for the party I decided upon a vintage 1920's "flapper" pattern in my collection. This pattern has always begged to be made, but the proper occasion has eluded me- until now.
Other preparations to be made were selecting stockings, the fancier the better since the hemlines were rising in the 20's, and my accessories! Superglue restoration was done to my minkies, along with a good eye cleaning. The leather was too brittle to sew up repairs.
|Four whole minks complete the stole that I won at an estate sale.|
I also won a lifetime of eye rolls from Daddy-O!
With only days to go until the party I zipped up my dress with only a few snags (literally). The boxy design is fairly simple and straight forward, but with no instructions, you need to take your time and possibly rip some seams.
At the evening of the party the table was filled with various hors d' oeuvers, Mr. Shimstock was making some mean sidecars, and we popped a bottle of bubbly to start the evening.
|I've been lounging on this chair all day!|
|For details on BoPeep's dress, check out the Willow Homestead.|
|Just us flapper girls!|
It was a great evening to stay in and have a cold drink and snuggle with our beaus!
so think royal thoughts in the coming year!
Happy New Year to you & yours!
Wild Kat's Wardrobe
Pattern- Standard new Idea Designer Pattern circa 1920's
Fur Mink stole- estate sale
Jewelry- estate sales
Feather Hair piece- Walmart
Nylons- Gal Stern etsy
Gloves- Bo Peep's collection