I made my dress to have a 20s look. I used some of the fabric from Missy's grandma-in-law's stash, and I used a scarf my mother-in-law bought in San Francisco's Chinatown for the sash, so I actually had a free dress. I thought it turned out pretty cute.
I spent quite a bit of time looking on line at 1920s fashions, and I decided to go with the drop-waist dress and sash. I knew the flapper-style dress with fringe would be popular, but fringe is expensive and that style is really not very flattering on me, so I used a bodice pattern for a drop-waist dress and modified the bottom part because the pattern I had wasn't 20s at all. In the end, I was pretty pleased. I modified a pattern and it came out about what I had in mind. And I even sewed darts on the bodice and put some flair on the dress with the front piece. Several people commented on the dress, so I guess I did all right. I'd never made a dress for myself, and this one was more costume than regular dress, but I think I'll use the orange fabric that is like this blue and make a summer dress.