Saturday, March 26, 2011
My Unique "Robe Tunique"
I think I became obsessed with finding and owning an authentic 1930s tunic dress after seeing Irene Dunne wearing one to great advantage in the movie, Roberta. Just in time for my birthday, I acquired one. Here's a better picture of the frock that more accurately captures its length (the photo my wonderful but distinctly taller husband took for the last post makes it look like it falls to my ankle). Prior to finding this dress, I actually found a 30s pattern for a tunic blouse. This style is so fun, I think I might eventually have to make a few fall blouses that I can wear over skirts to create a similar look. Once again, 30s dress design proves itself to be anything but boring! The cinnabar shoes, which I was told are late 30s, were also a fun vintage find, but the back strap on the left shoe broke, so have to take them in to be repaired before I can truly show them. Oh, please ignore the ivy decorations and blue wall paint distracting from the effect of the deco shaping on our front hall doorways. The previous owners of the house did this and we just haven't repainted *yet*.