So where in the new rendition of Great Gatsby was
Madeleine Vionnet's handkerchief dress? Jean Patou? Any of the Art Deco saque type beaded masterpieces? Nowhere to be found. Only jangly, dangly horrors and poorly depicted costuming. I swear that the movie industry 1) tried vainly to steal a suspension of disbelief factor from Moulin Rouge 2) incorrectly depicted costuming so that teenage fan girls could go crazy over "Gatsby Clothes" that the fashion industry was ready to cheaply manufacture. What a disappointment. So enough ranting. Here is my preliminary sketch:
This is very historically accurate. I may add godets to the skirt as well.
Size up the seams and pin the other side, see and trim straight.
Pink the edges.
Then move onto the skirt lining. Do a flat fell seam. Make sure the shiny side is counted as the wrong side.
Iron, trim seam to 1/8", and press with raw edge on inside. Sew 1/2" seam. Turn right way round and stitch other side down.
Assemble front panel with left and right bodice front. Sew shoulder seams of front to back.
Attach skirt to bodice.
Make drapery pleats with iron. Stitch onto side swag belt.
Tack front and back onto waistline with small catch stitches. Tie swags in double knots at each side. Carefully pink an catch stitch all edges.
Hem skirt with catch stitch.
Sew sleeve seams and set in sleeves.