Mad Men and a Sneak Peak12:12 PM
As the Mad Men Challenge draws to a close, I thought I'd share my first two dresses. You may recall, I wrote that I was planning to recreate Trudy's darling blue party dress*. Well, I did... and you can read about it on Sew Weekly but, I was far from pleased with it. It was my first vintage pattern and I forgot that I would need to make several alterations to account for excess ease and a lack of the appropriate undergarments (bullet bra, girdle...). Also, the pleats of the skirt were double-stacked, something I hadn't realized previously, and that combined with the taffeta gave the skirt an awkward volume. It felt like a bad prom dress...
|Mad Men Challenge - Take 1|
|Betty in floral wiggle dresses. |
Images courtesy of Tom + Lorenzo via A Sewing Odyssey
|Mad Men Challenge - Take 2|
Yes, such a loud dress required white sunglasses!
Brandon and I love this new pattern so much, we've decided I need to work several into my queue! Now, I really should be working on that cute alligator dress but, I can't help myself! I just had to squeeze another in! For those of you here from Julia's blog, welcome! and please stick around! My next dress is going to be a little Betty and a little Joan. Here a small peak:
I'll have this one done today so, look for it soon!
Happy sewing! x
*If anyone else would like to recreate Trudy's dress, Simplicity 1797 would be a much better starting point!