1922 Pink Dress with Burgundy Trim and Lace Panels Inspired by the Adventures of Sally by P.G. Wodehouse

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I’m afraid my dolls generally aren’t cut out for the straight lines that make 1920s fashion look so good, but I did a 1922 dress anyways because I just finished listening to The Adventures of Sally by P.G. Wodehouse, read by Kara Shallenberg. Romantic comedy isn’t so much my thing, but it was amusing (and I often listen to audiobooks while doing things like washing dishes, so amusing beats edifying in terms of audiobook content). And of course Wodehouse is Wodehouse, so it was a fun little portrait of the character of everyone involved. Sally, who of course is the main character, comes into an inheritance early on, so I imagine she went out and bought a couple new dresses, and because everyone spends the rest of the book falling madly in love with her I suppose that they were properly cute.

I really like the idea of doing four main themes for October costumes – give me suggestions and I’ll put up a poll closer to October. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, do see the entry for September 4th.

As for my colored pencil guessing game, no one has hit on the exact number yet…

8 thoughts on “1922 Pink Dress with Burgundy Trim and Lace Panels Inspired by the Adventures of Sally by P.G. Wodehouse

  1. I’ll guess 132 for the number of pencils you ordered. Just because I think that’s how many Prismacolor makes. I THINK…

    As for themes for October–“Witches”, “Mythology” (characters from myths–Muses, anyone?), “Unusual Animals” (everybody’s seen cat costumes, but how many times have you seen someone dressed as a badger at a Halloween party?), and “Storybook/Nursery Rhyme Characters”. (Why no, I didn’t mature past the age of six, why?) I’d love to see faerie costumes but that would probably be tiresome.

  2. I think Star Trek costumes would be a good Halloween theme. With 5 TV series and 11 movies there would be no shortage of outfit ideas.

  3. Hmmm…why not do some regular themes, but add your own unique touch to what the theme is on. Like when you did the Good Queen’s ghost, you didn’t make it transparent, or mainly white like most people would expect a ghost coustume would be, you actually colored it. And i liked that you did, people say that ghosts are transparent, but that doesn’t exactly mean that they have no colors like they are usually portrayed.

  4. I like the theme mythology that someone mentioned before and maybe heroines (historical or made up doesn’t matter) spooky creatures, and how about a mystery week where you come up with a different costume.

  5. I also like the mythology theme, but I want to see a theme with your favourite characters from litterature, film and TV-series, and historical fashion (from all ages) too. And why don’t make a nature theme too, thats my last suggestion.

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