This is the latest dress I’ve completed just in time for our Mad Men Inspired Cocktail birthday party/house warming on the weekend just gone. Here’s the complete outfit, please excuse the hat styling, just trying it out in order to disguise some wild hair!
I had some dramas in the making of this outfit, including a midnight ironing melt down, which you can read about if you really want to, here.
Despite this being the second time around with this pattern, I did not make any adjustments, though I have a feeling that the back is a little long for me, I am of two minds about how this style bodice is intended to fit, it feels like there is a lot of fabric there, and I think if I ever make it again I may experiment with taking it in a touch under the arms.
All in all, I love the dress, it is very much a party number, and I am embracing the full skirt and petticoat look, it really is fun, and I’m glad it’s hanging in my wardrobe, all ready to go. Though I think I’ll wait til winter, we have high humidity in Auckland at the moment and this is somewhat stifling to wander about in!
More photos over on my blog…