Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Clara's 1920s Summer Dress

Clara’s garden dress is from the late 1920s. Made of a drapy chiffon, the dress has many layers of sheer cloth overlaying a silky lining. The petal sleeves add a nice detail to the dress, and the ruffle at the waist adds a nice accent to the bodice.

Clara’s shoes are leather, with low heels and some nice 20s style decoration in a band across the top of the shoe. In the 1920s, shoes were worn with knee-high stockings. Clara's socks are pretty plain, but sometimes socks in the 20s were quite decorated.

A soft felt cloche – or close-fitting hat – finishes off Clara’s summery garden outfit.

The original dress was an ivory chiffon with a flowery print of lavender blossoms and green leaves. The original hat was a deep indigo blue felt, which certainly would not match the dress in real life. The shoes were brown leather with black trim, a black strap, and black buttons.

To print Clara's Dress, use this PDF file:

Clara is a free, printable paper doll. Clara will be available on this blog as long as I continue to post new fashion pages for her. You can read the introduction for the Clara paper doll here.

To print the Clara paper doll, use this PDF file: