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.

8 comments:

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

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    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!

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

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  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!).

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

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

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  6. fabulous dress and fabulous sleeve. xx

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