Easter Dress: Mad Men, Retro and Babcha Inspired

Added Mar 17, 2014

by Marusya Grace

South Bend, Unit...

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Description

I just finished designing and sewing my Easter outfit (dress and bolero jacket). The pieces were inspired by the TV show Mad Men & my babcha.
I started the project with the intention of creating a very different style of dress. But sometimes the creative process takes over and pushes me in new directions.

I made a video of the entire creative process: from sketch to final project photos on YouTube here: http://bit.ly/1cQh7xS

I used 2 Burdastyle patterns for this project: 12/2013 #122 Dress & 10/2013 #129 Jacket
Just a heads up for anyone using the 12/2013 pattern: I consistently wear size #36 for Burda patterns, but I found the #122 dress was a little tight in the hips (hence the added stripe down the front of the skirt to add ease to the skirt).

You can read more about the project and creative process on my blog here: http://bit.ly/1daXLhL

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage, Mod, Business
Material
Cotton, Blends

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    Mar 21, 2014, 06.33 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    I like the set very so much that even don’t know what to say! Wonderful ideas occured to you to modify the patterns:-)
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    Mar 20, 2014, 09.36 AMby EliPapi

    That´s really beautiful. I also loved the video. Very well done!

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    Mar 20, 2014, 06.59 AMby rita61

    Nice!

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    Mar 19, 2014, 08.22 PMby chillwear

    So well done, looks great on you!

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    Mar 19, 2014, 05.09 PMby Mokara

    Very nice, I love the fit on you.

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    Mar 19, 2014, 04.45 PMby Patrizia Novello

    Beautiful dress! compliments!

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    Mar 19, 2014, 04.38 PMby MandieW

    Check out the homepage, you’ve made our member project of the week!

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    Mar 18, 2014, 09.19 AMby michelle ><><><

    Great Job!

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    Mar 17, 2014, 07.00 PMby Mary Athey

    Both pieces are gorgeous on you. I love the added stripe down the dress front!! Sometimes things are.just meant to be. X

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      Mar 18, 2014, 07.24 PMby Marusya Grace

      Yes it seems to be the case :) Thanks Mary!

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    Mar 17, 2014, 04.40 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! I’m really impressed! Love your video as well as the wonderful dress and jacket ♥

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      Mar 18, 2014, 07.24 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks Ellen!

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      Mar 20, 2014, 06.27 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Congrats on being featured! You really deserve it! :-)

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    Mar 17, 2014, 02.23 PMby liliv-1

    Very elegant ensemble!

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