But I'm starting out 2017 the right with a beautiful addition to my vintage wardrobe, a 1930s style hooded negligee robe. Stars in the 1930s really new how to do negligees to there full glamour potential.
However, despite how glorious they are I could never have really imagined myself in such a garment. I mean first off where ever would you find one? And how exactly would you wear it? Enter my vintage fairy God mother my beautiful friend Krystle Snook.
Krystle is a vintage expert who truly lives her life as if its 1932 and she is an incredibly talented designer and seamstress, one of many, many talents. She also occasionally blogs at Krystle! Couturiere and Schneiderin Chatting with her on facebook we started to dream up a 1930s style negligee that would work for me. I wanted something that would be comfortable, glamorous and covered up so a robe was the obvious choice.
In addition to 1930s negligees like the ones I pictured here I was also thinking about a dress worn by Katherine Hepburn in one of my favorite movies, 1938's Bringing Up Baby (I did a cinema spotlight post on it here):
I love the fabric of this dress as well as it's easy tie on style.
The third inspiration for my robe was hooded evening wear and robes of the 1930s and 40s.
A look I've always loved.
Put those three ideas and you come up with my perfect 1930's style negligee: a hooded robe with simple fluid lines and a tie back made of a shimmery fabric.
Since Krystle is a genius she had no trouble drafting a pattern, sourcing fabric and buttons and getting my robe to me promptly for New Year's Eve. It's so beautiful I just love it!
Krystal even used authentic vintage buttons on the robe.
The fabric shimmers and flows beautifully, and the robe is very comfortable.
In fact the only problem is it's so beautiful and I only wear it to lounge about at home!
Happy New Year, heres to a wonderful 2017!