Another Book Club costume! This was from our late summer book in August. We read An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser, which was written in 1925. It is a bit out of the time frame we usually read (Victorian), but it was perfect for a summer setting. I was Sondra Finchley for this gathering. I made my dress using Folkwear's pattern 264.
I liked the pattern; however, it is far too long. Plus they were a little short on direction for making the section where the top meets the skirt at a point go in properly. So I may re-do the attachment, and in the process shorten it. It's not a measure of simply turning up more of a hem - I lined the dress, and attached the skirt and its lining together at the hem line to make a smooth edge. But all I will need to do is trim the skirt section at the top and restitch it. Then I can fix the point and sew it in more professionally. I also made the chiffon scarf. I love chiffon! It feels so soft, just perfect for spoiled Sondra to wear to an afternoon tea!