Finished Object: Mad Men Challenge - Betty's Picnic Dress11:13 PM
Finally!!! After a long weekend of marathon sewing, I've finished my first successful garment of 2013!
I'd originally planned to make Trudy's blue party dress for Julia's Mad Men Challenge, since last year's attempt was a bust, but, once again it wasn't meant to be. Royal blue cotton sateen just wasn't to be found. Even when I ordered it online, the order was canceled and I was left with no fabric.
But, what luck that I should remember this red and pink floral cotton sitting in my stash. And, how much I had liked the sundress Betty's wore for a picnic in season 2. Clearly, I was meant to be a Betty this year. I'm even taking on a Betty trait... sticking to the older, fuller fashions rather than embracing the cute mod looks so many of you are sporting.
|Not to worry. No trash was left behind in this park.|
Fabric: 2 yards floral cotton broadcloth from stash – $6 from Fabric Mart; .5 yard white mercerized cotton batiste – $3.75 from Gail K
Pattern: New Look 6886 for the bodice (with modified straps) – $3.95, Butterick 4757 for the skirt (button plackets removed) – $1
Year: Contemporary/Retro 1960
Notions: invisible zipper from stash – $.50?, grosgrain ribbon from stash
Time to complete: Way too long, as usual
First worn: 22 April 2013
Wear again? Absolutely!! I believe "enamored" is the word I keep using :D
Total cost: ~$15*
*Can I just say how proud I am that I shopped my stash for everything but the lining! Woo hoo... that's 1 down, 7 more to go!
For those interested in more modification/construction detail, I posted my notes on Pattern Review. (I've really got to get the hang of this blogging thing again!)