Betty Draper

Added Mar 13, 2014

by Brahdelt

Warsaw, Poland

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Description

This time I made something specially for a 1950’s party – full gathered skirt, divided top, 3/4 sleves, the fabric is a red polycotton with a silver thread (you should sparkle at the party! ^^*~~).

I used my favourite pattern for a dress 128 from Burda 08/2009, but I made some alterations:
– I changed the neckline
– I divided the front into a 12 cm high lower part and a gathered upper part
The skirt is just a 2 metre pleated rectangle, but I left the front 14 cm straight.

The dress has a zipper on the back but this time I opted for comfort and I sewn in a 40 cm zipper starting about 15 cm below the neckline. Thanks to that I can zip it up and down myself which means I can put this dress on (and off) when I’m home alone! You should have seen me trying to put on other dresses with a long zipper reaching my neckline when my husband wasn’t home… (yes, I know, I attached some thin ribbon to a zipper, but it’s still difficult…)

I made a fascinator to accompany the dress (and the organza petticoat). My latest find, a leather vintage handbag matches my new dress. ^^*~~

My dress takes part in Mad Men Dress Challenge III inspired by the wardrobe of Betty Draper’s.

Material Notes

polycotton

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    May 10, 2014, 08.20 PMby missjackieo

    That fabric is sumptous , and I love the nipped in part under the bust , just lovely.

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      May 11, 2014, 08.00 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! :-)
      I’ve already repeated this part in another dress and it wasn’t the last one like that!

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    Mar 21, 2014, 06.05 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is really something special, absolutely great vintage image. Red is my always favourite: the fabric and the pattern are perfect match! Great result and you look like a girl from the magazine:-)

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      Mar 22, 2014, 12.29 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! :-) It’s one of my favourite dresses now.

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    Mar 17, 2014, 09.33 PMby caireen

    I’m absolutely in love with this dress. Stunning! :O

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      Mar 18, 2014, 08.13 AMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! :-) I keep wearing it, I love it too.

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    Mar 15, 2014, 11.02 PMby cchristie

    Beautiful styling. Superb result. A Betty Draper triumph

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      Mar 16, 2014, 12.29 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! I think she’d approve. :-)

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    Mar 15, 2014, 01.34 PMby nadia r

    graet job

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      Mar 16, 2014, 12.29 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you!

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    Mar 14, 2014, 07.57 PMby Kocotte

    very nice

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      Mar 16, 2014, 12.29 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you!

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    Mar 13, 2014, 05.39 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and you look great x

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      Mar 13, 2014, 07.55 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! :-)

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    Mar 13, 2014, 04.37 PMby liliv-1

    It has a great shape and color! Bravo for this creation, very feminine and cute-I love it very much!

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      Mar 13, 2014, 07.55 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! It’s very comfortable, too, I already love it!

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    Mar 13, 2014, 03.13 PMby kelerabeus

    Very pretty, I love the little bow! You did such a good job on modifying the pattern, I could hardly recognize the original!

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      Mar 13, 2014, 04.02 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! :-) I keep using the top part of this pattern as a base for my modifications since I know it fits perfectly.

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    Mar 13, 2014, 01.46 PMby kisses

    I like the changes you make to the pattern. The fabric is nice it has a very rich look to it and your looking good!

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      Mar 13, 2014, 04.02 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you very much! :-)

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    Mar 13, 2014, 01.39 PMby SassyT

    Love your creations.

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      Mar 13, 2014, 01.40 PMby SassyT

      Are you entering it in Julia’s Mad Men challenge?

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      Mar 13, 2014, 04.01 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! Yes, that’s the one, Mad Men Challenge III, I missed the previous ones.

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    Mar 13, 2014, 12.46 PMby MrsCharisma

    So cute!

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      Mar 13, 2014, 04.01 PMby Brahdelt

      Thank you! :-)

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