Added Mar 30, 2012
Tampa, Florida, ...
When I saw Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men sewing challenge I knew I had to join.
So here’s the result – inspired by Betty Draper’s coffee date dress in Season 3. There is something about the original scene’s lighting that completes the dress. I tried to capture the overall feel of the outfit with a more subtle color palette to suit my style.
The pattern is based on Vogue 8511. Fabric is a linen mix purchased 2 years ago from Shibuya Marunan while I was living in Tokyo, Japan. The dress is fully lined with cotton.
For a fitted style, the dress is surprisingly comfortable to wear, thanks to the pleats in the skirt.
More photos and details on my blog Chloe’s Window
Linen mix, cotton lining.
Take off with pleats, cut-outs, insets, and futuristic prints.
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