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A Megan Draper inspired dress

For Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men Challenge I sewed up this Elisalex dress in a canvas like woven fabric I bought from Mood. While the fabric and pattern are not vintage, I think that the combination of the two gives a look that Megan Draper would possibly wear during this season of Mad Men. Paired with my Elladolce earrings I almost feel like Megan 😉

I think this dress holds the record for the most time I have spent on a garment. I traced the pattern, sewed a muslin, retraced the pattern (went down a size from the original muslin, did a FBA, went in an additional size at the shoulders), made another muslin, and then got started on the final dress. While the fit is still not perfect (will it ever be?) I am still pretty happy that I corrected the initial problems with the baggy shoulders, tight bust, and baggy front. Doing a FBA made such a huge difference, but man, it was NOT fun making the changes for a princess seam bodice. Thank you to those of you that helped me with my fit issues!

For more photos please check out the post on my blog.

About the author: In my past life I was a flapper. Today, I am not as exciting. I just like to read, sew, cook, obsess over Old Hollywood stars, and design things on the computer.

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  • mariebayarea April 23, 2013, 8:56 pm

    Your dress is gorgeous and fun. Love the mod print and the pastels. It looks beautiful on you.

  • EmSewCrazy April 23, 2013, 11:05 pm

    Great job persevering through all the fitting changes. They are never fun at the time but the results are always worth it. What a fun dress! You look great.

    • Miss Crayola Creepy April 24, 2013, 1:50 pm

      I agree, I HATEEEE making all the fitting adjustments, but in the end I am always happy I did 🙂

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