Friday, February 11, 2011

Mad Men Sew-Along

Remember way back in November I talked about doing a Mad Men Sew-Along with Presser Foot? Well, I finished my dress in the middle of December and wore it to a Christmas cocktail party around that time. I didn't like the pictures I took of it at the time but haven't gotten around to taking more, so I thought I would at least show you what I've got. If I get around to taking more, I'll post them. 

 I used chartreuse taffeta and a lace overlay for the bodice and skirt. I made a sash, hem and collar just from the taffeta. It is hard to see but I did the pearl button detail down the skirt that I mentioned on my initial sew-along post. On the back I used a vintage button at the top of the neck and a removable broach to hold the sash in place.
 I used the pattern for the most part but I made up the collar, added the sash and lengthened the sleeves. It fits like a glove and I really love it. It was festive without being costume like. And I swear it isn't this shiny in person.

3 comments:

Aunt Spicy said...

Totally, completely, am in awe! The dress looks amazing! So fun to meet you tonight!

Melanie said...

So neat. LOVE it.

DeAnn @ The SIP project said...

Love the Mad-Men sew along and the Shabby Apple type dresses having fun looking at them all wishing I could sew something like that cause I sure haven't seen it in the stores I shop in and I definitely can't afford Louis Vuitton! Guess that means I have to learn to sew better! Fun posts!

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