Mad Men Challenge: Betty Inspired Dress

April 22, 2013

I ventured out of my comfort zone for my first ever pencil skirt and first time using printed fabric for the Mad Men Challenge. I used McCall’s 6449, and it was nearly perfect.

I was terribly nervous nothing was going to fit, but it fits me exactly. I did make a tiny inch extension in the waist and I nipped the neckline in with 4 darts so it wouldn’t be off the shoulder.

I was incredibly careful lining up the pattern because I was afraid flowers would be laid in places where they shouldn’t be. The boyfriend was a huge help, probably more for his peace of mind than mine.

It’s also my first vent! This was probably the hardest part because the instructions were vaguely written out so I had to consult quite a few blogs and tutorials, but generally I think it turned out well. Apparently vents have a habit of ripping so hopefully that doesn’t happen.

You can check out more photos and the whole, long post here.

  1. It looks great on you! Such pretty colors! And you did a wonderful job with the print placement! (That’s always a pet peeve of mine when people don’t think about print placement before cutting.) Yay for sewing something out of your comfort zone and succeeding! =)

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