Yesterday was the DFW Costumers' Guild 20th c. Vintage Ice Cream Social. I'm starting to sound like a broken record after every event, but once again, I had a blast!!! We had a really great group of people come out for some sweets, shopping, and socializing, and everybody looked fabulous in their retro outfits. You can find all of my photos from the afternoon on flickr.
And I am happy to report that my second version of the hat tuned out much better than my first. It is made out of heavy linen and I used the brim pattern from the first hat and the crown pattern from the second hat in these directions. I interlined the brim with heavy interfacing, and I wet the whole hat and let it dry while stretched over a hat block to make it nice and smooth. I'm so glad I stuck with it - I think the hat is my favorite part of this outfit!
So after my first time wearing 1930's fashions, I must say that I'm hooked! It was such a fun dress to wear, and I felt both glamorous and relaxed at the same time. I'll definitely be making more outfits from this era in the future!