Modern Girl (Project Sewn Sew Along Week#2)

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This week’s theme of Project Sewn is “The Fashion Era Challenge” and I chose 1920’s fashion.

I am sure you don’t know, but there is a word “Modern Girl” for Japanese women in 1920’s. In that era, after winning WW1, Japan had a good time and the economy was good. People started taking in Western culture to their lives.

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The fashion style of Modern Girls was similar to “Flapper” girls in western culture in 20’s but much more gentle and modest as you see in the photo above.

I have heard the story of Modern Girl from my grandma who just lived that era in her young days. She worked in the post office and had a dance party after work. When I heard her story, I got excited imagining her life.

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So, when I knew about this week’s theme, I immediately thought of “Modern Girl”.

Fabric: Vintage border print fabric I bought from Etsy shop
Pattern: from this Japanese Sewing Book ( that dress on the cover)

Original dress is a A-line dress with bow tie around the neck, I changed it into drop-waisted dress. I shortened the length too. But after finished, I thought it should have been little bit longer. Well, you should cut it longer cause you can shorten it later if you need!

When I bought this book, I decided to make this dress with this fabric. Isn’t it perfect combination? This fabric is super soft and sheer, so I lined whole dress.

And I had to make a matching hat.

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Fabric: (main)  Quilter’s Linen Print from Robert Kaufman
(lining, band and flower) Liberty lifestyle which I got only 1/4yd at sale so it was perfect to use for this hat
Pattern: Azalea Hat pattern from Etsy

I’m really satisfied with this outfit. This is kind of my favorite sewing for me so far. This is definitely wearable.

But one thing I had to confess, I made a mistake on the dress. Kind of big mistake. Can you guess what that is? I can fix it if I want to, but, do you think I should fix it or leave it?

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Happy Sewing!

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