50's Betty Draper inspired dress
Added Aug 7, 2011
I’m in love with vintage styles at the moment and I wanted to make a really pretty feminine dress. I was inspired by the fashion in Mad men, particularly the dress Betty Draper wore on a picnic. When I saw this fabric I thought it was so beautiful I knew I had to make something with it! I modified a vogue pattern for this dress (the pattern used for my 50s Charlotte dress). It has a bateau neckline, a plunging back and a full circle skirt. The top is lined with white cotton. It took about 8 hours to make. I made a little white hairband to go with it and I made a white cotton petticoat for underneath to give the skirt just the right amount of volume. This dress was a beautiful dress to wear, I love it so much I think I’ll make another with different material next week!!
Floral Cotton, white cotton (top lining), 7" invisible zip, grosgrain ribbon for waistband.