When I was given some luxurious, 100% silk velvet by a very generous acquaintance (who hand dyed each sample in the most divine shades) I knew instantly I'd be using each beautiful piece for 1930's Pip gowns. I own a few very glamorous 1930's evening gowns and this velvet is very reminiscent of a full length black one I own with bell sleeves and draped neck line.
This velvet is of the highest quality. Here are just 4 of the colour samples I was given. If only I could make one in my size....
|Constance Bennett's little sequin cap and Myrna Loy's delicate lacy veil|
|Working progress and sketch|
|Francis, Constance and Mae|
A snap from the work table this week..