Sunday, 21 April 2013

Mad Men Dress Challenge - The Reveal

And here it is!  I posted a sneak peak (OK crappy camera phone pic) on Twitter but here's some better and clearer pics.

My dress:






Peggy's dress:






Peggy wore this dress in Season 4 episiode 11 (thanks Google!) when she won a big pitch - maybe it'll be a lucky dress!

I posted about my inspiration here and my bodice fitting tribulations here.  I've got another post coming with construction and pattern details and the insides (I love to see the insides of makes - I'm so nosy!).

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  1. Let me just say that I have seen this in real life and it is SO impressive, perfect fit and very flattering colours. I recognised it instantly as a 'Peggy'. Well done!

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    1. aaw thank you! I recognised your mad men dress from the back - it's stunning!

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  2. Brilliant to meet you yesterday! The dress looked great on you; I'm thinking I need to make something in navy and red now...

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    1. and you too nicole. going to have to add you and some of the other lovely ladies i met to my blogroll. thank you! your dress was so lovely - great pattern mash up to get the perfect look!

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  3. It turned out so well! And you look great in it!

    I love seeing the insides of costumes & clothing too. That's how you learn to build things and copy construction techniques. =)

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    1. thanks brooke. thanks to you and the other lovely ladies on twitter for helping me with fitting! glad to see someone else is as nosy/ sewing geeky as me about seeing the insides!

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  4. Ooh, nice! Looking forward to seeing more details.

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  5. I knew your dress looked familiar when I saw you in it on Saturday but I couldn't place why, it's because I recognised it from Mad Men! Great job, it must be identical!

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    1. thanks fiona! there were some lovely outfits on saturday - just been looking through the pics and everyone looked great! no wonder the sun came out!

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  6. This looks great!! A perfect copy! I hope it does turn out to be a lucky dress for you :)

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  7. Those pleats are beautiful - both inside and out! You must be really pleased, it's lovely.

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  8. Just saw this through the Project Sewn link-up... it's adorable! I loved this dress on Peggy, and I love it on you!

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