Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Thoroughly Modern Tupney!


Oh golly! I should have posted this two months ago… what am I like, eh? Forgetful, obviously!
I’m having one of ‘those days’, so I’m not really sure what to say about it (Confused. Me? Not much!!!) other than it’s a 20s style cotton dress! See how I’m struggling here. Yes, today is not a good day for words, writing, or.... well, anything actually!
 
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In the summer I went all 'twenties' obsessed again and hankered after an appropriate outfit. I had no fixed pattern for the dress, which was just as well seeing as I didn't have enough fabric to use with any of my patterns. So, I took the bodice from one and the skirt from another. Also, as I was little unsure what the size of a 'small' lady equates to in 20s patterns!, I decided to put the pattern pieces up against an original that actually fits skinnyribbles here. Well, the last thing I wanted was to go to all the trouble of making the dress, then end up looking like I'm wearing an oversized pillowcase!

Anyroad, it turned out I'm indeed a small lady in ye olde 20's patterns- worth knowing, eh?!


 
...Is it just me or does she have a small head?
 
The original pattern called for velvet and lace (yeah, not great for summer), and had a gathered skirt.
I didn't have enough for the skirt, so I used a different pattern for inspiration and then pieced the skirt together. Actually, I far prefer the box pleats... well, on this style, I do!
 
 
 
Teehee, being all bashful in front of Mr Gnome...







There is something so liberating about this style of dress- nothing to restrict, cling or fuss about. It truly was perfection in dress form for the heatwave we were having at the time. Having said that, it did take a while to get used to it. I felt positively naked at the start… thankfully, that wasn’t the case and I soon found its 'roominess' quite the novelty in the heat.  


I absolutely adore the large collar- it reminds me so much of the one my Great Grandmother is wearing in this snap. <3


Collar lined with vintage net...
 


Detail of the armhole facing and pleats on the shoulder....

 


Outfit details:

Dress - A Liberty type print from stash (A Mammy charity shop find)
Shoes - Original 20s. £2 bargain flea fair find.
Scarf - Original 20s/30s. Gift.
Brooch - 20s ( Another Mammy charity shop find)
 
The whole outfit probably cost £5 at the most!
 


 
So, do you like? Or do you prefer my usual 30s/40s spin on things?


I shall now leave you with a relatively modern ditty. It’s rather jolly, isn’t it? No idea why I'm sharing it though!

Anyhoo, I may have to listen to this a few more times to buck my spirits up a bit.

Hope you are all well and 'Tickety Boo'...

TTFN,
 
Tupps xxx

15 comments:

  1. It fits you well but I must tell you that I prefer late 30's-40's fashion. That's just my personnal taste, I don't like the shape of 20's dresses, 30's-40's are more glamorous. This small brooch is gorgeous!!!

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  2. I think the 1920's style suits you since you're such a skinnie-minnie! (I'd most likely look like a sausage in its casing.) ;)

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  3. You are fortunate to have the perfect figure for 20s. That dress looks great on you. I like your 40s looks the best, though! You look just wonderful in your 40s suits and hats.

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  4. I LOVE this era on you! You dazzle!! xox

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  5. Wow what a gorgeous dress, love all the detailing and it suits you to a T! x

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  6. That looks smashing - and for so little cost! You and your Mammy really are brilliant bargain hunters.

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  7. What an amazing sew! I love it and it looks so perfect on you. You're lucky that you can easily pull off the 20s/30s/40s looks with ease and also attention to detail. But if I had to choose a favourite period, I would go for your usual 30s/40s looks.

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  8. While I adore the 1940's, and every outfit you wear that is 40s I drool over ~ I get this look. That dress looks soo easy, comfortable and cool to wear, yet still so put together and charmingly vintage. Like a perfect vintage bohemian style! Very cute. ♡

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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  9. I really like this look on you a lot! I am moving away from 40's myself - so I like to see others trying new things too :)

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  10. Who knew that it was Mr. Gnome all along who could bring a blush to your cheeks? 30s and 40s is your thing but I love it when you experiment with other eras. Especially the 20s, it's such an interesting time and the fashions were fascinating. I love the low waisted look of that era. And yes, she does have an oddly tiny head.

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  11. I think you look smashing, you have the shape and height to wear this style...I most certainly don't! I need waists.
    The headscarf suits you, too.
    I've always liked to wander through the eras depending on mood. My wardrobe is basically an adult's dressing up box.

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  12. (not sure if accidentally posted twice)
    But, I love that dress! It's such a good look on you~

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  13. I love this 20s style! It really suits you. I find loose, drop waisted dresses really hard to pull off, so I'm always just a wee bit jealous of ladies who can rock it like you do. It's fabulous that you have some great 20s accessories to really set the dress off as well - that scarf, particularly, is really lovely. I hope we get to see more of this, I've also been a bit 20s obsessed lately.
    Cheers,
    Jessica, cakesandcakesvintage.blogspot.com

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  14. What a lovely change! I don't think the 20s is done enough so I love this fresh look on you!!

    Like Jessica mention, I find it hard to pull of, and I often avoid it myself, but this looks marvelous on you!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  15. This dress looks lovely on you. What a great make!

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Ta very much for your messages folks!

Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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