For Julia’s third Mad Men challenge, and my first, I tried my first ever knit dress. I was after a look inspired by Joan. Joan wears many gorgeous figure hugging frocks and often some amazing long necklaces to complement her look.
I used Simplicity 1653 which is a mock-wrap style with wool modal knit. It was a steep learning curve sewing knit for the first time. I have more info over on my blog. Thanks for reading and happy sewing.
This is my version of a vintage vogue pattern.
It’s Vogue 8789 which I modified slightly by replacing the skirt with a circle skirt. I also used a few ‘vintage’ techniques such as turned and stitched seams and a hand-picked zip. I have more photos and details of the fabric and construction on my blog barbarajanemade.wordpress.com
Thanks for reading and happy stitching
Hi retro sewers,
Inspired by Gerties many versions, I thought I’d give this retro shift a try.
It took a while to get hold of the pattern (Simplicity 1609), I think it must be very popular and Addicted to Fabric ordered it in for me.
It made up easily and because the material had some spandex I didn’t need a zip. I even used bias binding rather than facings.
It’s a very practical summer dress. I even made another, in blue and white.
More details of both on my blog Barbarajanemade.
Thanks for reading and happy sewing.