Mad Men-esque Wedding (guest) Dress

by Archive from Blogger on March 14, 2010 · 12 comments

in Vintage Sewing

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

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Anonymous March 14, 2010 at 11:22 am

Awesome dress!!!!


Linda March 14, 2010 at 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 at 8:02 pm

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


nancy March 15, 2010 at 9:18 am

Wow, that's Joan alright! Nicely done!


Twill Jill March 15, 2010 at 2:03 pm

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


geogrrl March 15, 2010 at 2:24 pm

It looks adorable on you. Great job!


sanjeet March 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I have seen that pattern before, probably here. Turned out fantastic.
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Sonya March 15, 2010 at 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 at 1:35 am

Chilli-pepper HOT!


tammyo March 18, 2010 at 8:19 am

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


weriem April 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Very elegant! I love it in orange!!!


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