Well hello there, friends!

I am supremely proud to share this post with you.  It is by far the most time consuming and elaborate project that I’ve ever taken on (and that includes sewing my wedding dress!).  This post is going to be very photo heavy as I made everything you can see in these photos, aside from my shoes and stockings.

I worked on this gown for four months, but there was a long process of research before I even cut my fabric out.  I’ve wanted to make a beaded 1920’s dress for a very long time and then about two years ago (maybe three?), I decided that I wanted to make an Egyptian Revival beaded gown.  I put it off for a while, but last year when I saw that the theme for this year’s Art Deco Preservation Ball (hosted by the Art Deco Society of California), I knew that was the push to sew it.  I looked at so many vintage gowns, studied beadwork... [read more]