Sunday, 29 April 2012

My Betty Draper Shirt Dress

Wow! I wrote this blog post on 1st June 2011, about my lust for a Betty Draper of Mad Men, shirt dress.  I have only now got round to finishing the project, i have no idea why.  It took me only two hours to complete after i cut it out and overlocked the edges last year, shortly after the origional post was wrote.  OOppss!

I chose this vintage pattern, i made the first view on the left.

I even had all my accessories pick out for the outfit. I was going to accessorise with pink, a lacey pink crinoline, pink bet, pink sandles.

I love my shirt dress, i am already planning more in many colours and prints.  Its super comfy and fun to accessorise.  Think an all black one next!

I can do it! A seamstess and proud! Me posing me with sewing inspired tattoo sleeve, by Valerie Vargas.


  1. That dress is cute for Summer (if we get any!!!). Will you be making them to order too????

    1. Yes i certainly can do them to order :) i plan on making myself lots of them, next one a black one to match our dull weather!

  2. Sooo cute and so Betty. I love the colour combination and all the accessories. I am a sucker for short dresses.

  3. Beautiful dress- I love the fabric choice. I have shirt dresses on my To Sew list this spring/summer too, as soon as I can settle on a fabric choice (and the weather finally cheers up in the dismal north!).

  4. Major dress envy coming on now. But mostly major sewing skills envy!

  5. Lovely! Aren't shirt dresses so versatile? I'm quite partial to 40's ones too.

  6. fabulous dress and fabulous sleeve. xx