Fabric Selected!

So Remember when I had all these awesome fabrics picked out for my mad men challenge dress? I went pretty modern with my actual selection. 5 yards for 55$

I know it’s not the exact print, but I think it can totally have the same feeling. 

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Again for Reference here’s my dress I’m recreating!

I don’t have a pattern that matches up so I’m thinking of altering the sorbetto pattern and slapping a full/circle skirt on there. Any other good pattern ideas for me?


Mad Men Challenge

I’m taking part in the Julia Bobbin Mad Men Challenge

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It’s taken me quite awhile to find a dress to recreate. I didn’t want something that look too difficult seeing as I’m not super confident in my sewing abilities at this point. I also didn’t want to do something that I thought everyone else would do. I chose this dress Trudy wore for derby day in the episode “My Old Kentucky Home”. 

I’m going to see if I can fraken pattern something together with a circle skirt and see what I can get! I’m having trouble finding the right print though! I know that the fabric is probably chiffon, but I’m definitely going towards a more poly or cotton kind of road. 

So Far these are some contenders. 

The second one in  with the daisies is my favorite! What do you think? 

Shop Bop Giveaway!

One of my new years resolutions was to not buy any non essential ready to wear clothing. I have to much, wear about five percent of what I have, and want to sew more anyway. I’ve been analyzing my wardrobe for gaps recently and have noticed a dire need for Jackets. I love to browse designer sites for inspiration. Shop bop has some great classic designer pieces. I’ve been gravitating towards classic and clean looks, but maybe in an unexpected fabric or color. The jackets below are some good examples of that.

I have a pattern in my stash kind of reminisant of the smoking jacket

Mcall’s M6159
  1. I could alter the pattern a bit to add some bell sleeves. I also really love the vintage modern cropped jacket! Gold is really flattering on me and goes with a lot of my wardrobe already. I’ll have to find a pattern for that one though!

I’m not sure if the last jacket would look good on me, but I love it all the same. I feel like I’d have to get very good at draping though to be able to make something similar.

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