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Mad Men-esque Wedding (guest) Dress

Last weekend I had a family wedding to attend, and seeing as it coincided with my self-imposed Me-Made-March challenge, to only wear things I have made myself (excluding bras, socks, tights and shoes) I had to get busy with my sewing machine and rustle something up. The result was this bright coral wiggle dress:

I used a vintage Simplicity pattern (unfortunately undate) that I won in a pattern giveaway that was advertised on this site, but I’m useless and have forgotten who gave it away, sorry!

It’s a shame the Sew Retro Mad Men competition is over because I think this dress definately channels the spirit of Joan Holloway! More on this dress on my blog here.

Happy Sewing

Zoe x
{ 12 comments… add one }
  • Anonymous March 14, 2010, 11:22 am

    Awesome dress!!!!

  • Linda March 14, 2010, 7:17 pm

    I love orange. I truly am loving this dress. I have seen that pattern before, probably here. Turned out fantastic.

  • Jana @ Weekend Vintage March 14, 2010, 8:02 pm

    The orange is stunning on you and I love it with black accessories.

  • nancy March 15, 2010, 9:18 am

    Wow, that's Joan alright! Nicely done!

  • Twill Jill March 15, 2010, 2:03 pm

    What a cute dress. And such a fun color! You did a great job.

  • geogrrl March 15, 2010, 2:24 pm

    It looks adorable on you. Great job!

  • sanjeet March 15, 2010, 2:26 pm

    I have seen that pattern before, probably here. Turned out fantastic.
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  • Sonya March 15, 2010, 5:36 pm

    Ha Ha! I just realized I have this pattern in my collection! I have never used it… I think it used to belong to my mom who was quite a bit smaller than myself.

  • livebird March 17, 2010, 1:35 am

    Chilli-pepper HOT!

  • tammyo March 18, 2010, 8:19 am

    you look amazing! so jealous that you can pull off that color!

  • weriem April 26, 2011, 1:19 pm

    Very elegant! I love it in orange!!!

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