Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CH 2011 - "A Day at the Races" Outfit

I only made one new outfit for Camp Hollywood this year, for Friday night. The theme was A Day at the Races but it was also the night of the Balboa contest finals, so I didn't want to be too "theme-y". I decided to wear some 30's daywear but was still undecided as to exactly WHAT -  until Kate posted some Summer Inspiration from 1938. The Sunback Dress (4th picture down, #7754) caught my eye and I knew that was the way to go.

I have a similar sundress pattern that I've made several times, so I grabbed that and headed to Jo-Ann's - and actually found some cream rayon herringbone there! Miracles do happen. The striped fabric was hiding in the upholstery section, but it softened up after washing.

Hollywood Pattern #1788 - c. 1939
Simplicity #2762 -  c. 1938

And here's an action shot - the belt kept spinning around all night - I think I need a well-placed snap.
Doesn't rayon just move the best though? :)

Photo by Alex Vasallo

And last but not least, here's a video of the Balboa contest finals. Can't leave that out, I guess!

Camp Hollywood 2011 - Balboa Finals
Video by Sandra Carranza


  1. oh, I love it! Using upholstery fabric is an excellent idea! I have some beautiful upholstery fabric but I always thought it would be terrible for clothes. Must give that a try! I love your matching belt too!!

  2. It looks amazing!! I love the idea of the little bolero with matching belt :)

  3. Your dress came out beautifully!!
    Yay, stripe!

  4. I wanna learn to dance like that! how cute! You look lovely! I really must learn how to sew, it keeps calling to me :)

  5. Wow, you are amazing dancers! It's so fun to watch, makes me wish I could go dancing myself. I love your dress and bolero :)

  6. Very nice dress, the skirt has a good solid swing! (if that makes any sense).
    I so understand the twisting belt thing. :-) Haven't tried a snap button yet, but it was on my list.

  7. I have been looking for striped fabric like that!! Now I know to look in the upholstry area! Thanks!! :)

    PS. Great job on the outfit!!


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