Last year I made a dress inspired by Megan Draper from Mad Men and this year I did the same. What can I say, I think she’s awesome!
I used fabric from Mood and the Colette Patterns Laurel dress pattern with the bell sleeves. The construction for Laurel is so straightforward and great for those days when you want a dress by the end of the day. It’s my third version and has become a TNT pattern in my sewing life. It’s also cool because it’s a good base for making adjustments or additions to end up with a different look. I chose to do a simpler version because my fabric choice is so wild! For more photos please check out my newly revamped blog.
Happy Monday! xo
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.
Hello! My first make of the year is a shift dress from the new Burdastyle book, Sewing Vintage Modern. It was a quick dress to make as there are only four pattern pieces and the directions are very straight forward. I simplified the pattern even more by omitting the zipper which saved time. The fabric is a mystery fabric (aka I don’t know what it is) that has some stretch to it, which is probably why the dress can fit over my huge head
If you would like to read more or hear about the inspiration behind my dress, please check out my blog. Happy weekend!