Yesterday I wore my 1920s Egyptian Revival dress and my Poiret cocoon coat at the GBACG Egyptian Expedition at the Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose, CA.
You can read about the finished dress in my previous posts, but to summarize, both the dress and coat are made of silk velvet. I used the Decades of Style Zig-Zag dress pattern and the Folkwear Poiret coat pattern.
I am wearing a vintage fox fur collar and footwear from Royal Vintage Shoes. I felt so glamorous in this coat!
I found a place in the museum that had interesting lighting and gave things a slightly eerie glow.
You can see the double-layered silk chiffon sleeves in this photo.
I am wearing golden bee pins in my hair.
Outdoors in the sun the colors of the coat are more obvious.
Here’s a shot of those gorgeous shoes (I got so many people asking where I got them!) with my matching purse. My vintage-style stockings started to pool and slip just like the real ones.
I came in under budget for the dress, so I splurged a little on the coat materials.
- 5 yards of silk velvet burnout: $82.50 plus tax (from Fabric Depot in El Sobrante; I still have leftovers)
- 4 yards heavy blue satin: $12.77 plus tax (from Joann’s at 50% off, with an additional coupon!)
- Folkwear pattern: $19.95 plus $2.75 shipping (from eBay)
- Tassle: free! (The place where I bought the velvet threw that in for free)
- Button, thread: from the stash
You can see more photos of our museum adventures on Flickr. My friend Kim also has a very nice photo album here.