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.