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Betty Draper Dress

Added Mar 12, 2010

by coles

Sydney, Australia






For this dress, I used the Celestina pattern but changed the V neckline to a square one. After I finished making the dress, just like the Ruby Tuesday shorts, it was way too big on me! The frustration of it all!

So I gave the dress to Catherine because it fit her perfectly (I should just give up making my own clothes and make hers!). I don’t seem to mind however, because the pattern on the fabric and the style of the dress doesn’t suit me.

The dress looks so 1950’s housewife I just had to name it after the always impeccably styled Betty Draper (anyone else a Mad Men fan?!)

I also made a bow for the dress, but Catherine wasn’t bothered to wear it.

Material Notes

Cotton Fabric, Thread, Zipper




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Mod, Preppy, Vintage

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    Jun 24, 2011, 08.18 PMby aakmensah

    The fit is perfect and the fabric is lovely :)

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    Jun 8, 2011, 05.44 PMby Judy Garland

    It think it looks just fab! Great work!

    I have one question: how much fabric did you need? After I’ve seen yours I’m thinking of making a a sleeveless dress myself out of this pattern, but I don’t have enought fir the original one.

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    Nov 17, 2010, 11.23 PMby peaches2218

    A++. This looks wonderful in this print. Celestina obviously begs a bold print, as all the versions I like best are the loudly printed ones!

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    Mar 13, 2010, 12.41 PMby alekat

    oh wowser this dress is so nice. and that model… she is pretty awesome for taking that dress off your hands! keep ’em coming!

    no srsly. good work!

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    Mar 13, 2010, 01.44 AMby rjhopkins12

    love it!

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    Mar 12, 2010, 10.25 PMby Chicky C

    Nice one!

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    Mar 12, 2010, 09.43 PMby mlssfshn

    Cute! Great construction work and reworking the pattern. LOVE the fabric!

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    Mar 12, 2010, 06.18 PMby nuiwida23

    Very nice! I have always thought there was something “off” with this pattern, and you’ve fixed it. The neckline makes such a difference. Great job :)

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    Mar 12, 2010, 04.05 PMby heartspromise

    So cute! Great work…I love the colors and the silhouette is really nice and flattering!

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