Weigel’s 2039 in blue crepe

by Mermaids Purse

in 1960s,Dresses,Mad Men Inspired

Another new favourite dress, I love this pattern, I made a version in lovely green and black houndstooth over here.  And when I found this lovely blue crepe in an op shop, I had to make the slim skirted version, it was the perfect colour.  I’m sure you all know how exciting that can be!  So, here are the finished photos…

I went for sleeveless this time, and I have enough fabric left to make another dress too, so that worked out just fine.

I have been wearing it a lot lately, and it wears well, is comfy and so very blue!

I spent a bit of time working on the bodice for the best fit, I took some photos along the way, and shared some tips I have found useful.  Many more photos about the making over on my blog of course.

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Ju-Ju Swagger December 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Soooo pretty! Thanks for sharing :)

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Claire December 9, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I love it. It’s a stunning shaped dress and the colour is to die for.

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Reading Goddess December 9, 2013 at 8:28 pm

The fit is beautiful. You look very Jackie O!

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Sølvi December 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Beautiful! Wow – that´s a perfect fit! Gorgeous work! :-)

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foamofdays December 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Amazing fit! Love the dress! And beautiful colour..

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Anonymous December 15, 2013 at 9:08 pm

What a great job you did on this dress. You look wonderful in it.

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