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Mod Mad Megan Dress

Added Sep 18, 2012

by Debbie Allin...

Washington, Unit...






I loved this pattern as soon as I saw it – but maybe I watch too much Mad Men! It is Butterick 4702 from 1968. It was the white version on the pattern I fell for – the yellow version looks kind of like Lego, don’t you think?!
Made up in a very fine wool (not the easiest to work with – serges like a dream but isn’t keen on the sewing machine so the zip went in on attempt number 2!). The wool is a fabulous brick red colour and hard to photograph (apologies for the quality). UPDATE – grabbed a new photo today which shows the colour much better.
I found the buttons on eBay – original 60s and nice and big – whoop!
The hem is turned with lace – a necessity due to the fabric being so fine.
More details etc on my blog

Material Notes

Fine wool
Vintage Buttons
Invisible Zip
Hem Lace




Garment Type

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    Sep 23, 2012, 11.10 AMby janene

    Oh this is amazing. Love the design feature and those buttons… perfect!

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      Sep 23, 2012, 12.24 PMby Debbie Allingham

      Thanks Janene! :) Those lovely buttons are from Betty’s Buttons on eBay – and she sends them on a gorgeous vintage style card too! Well worth checking out her sales. (She’s a UK seller)

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    Sep 18, 2012, 07.42 PMby G-A-

    Lovely dress, the fit is great on you.

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    Sep 18, 2012, 09.45 AMby trploceanmoon

    Lovely! you did a great job! and you can never watch too much MadMen! LOL! I can’t wait for the new season! ;-)

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      Sep 18, 2012, 11.47 AMby Debbie Allingham

      Thanks so much. And I agree about Mad Men! I don’t have Sky so I have to wait for the DVDs – I put them on while I sew – I think they inspire me, ha ha!

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    Sep 18, 2012, 06.44 AMby Mary Athey

    oh now this is gorgeous the vintage patterns fab.x

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      Sep 18, 2012, 11.48 AMby Debbie Allingham

      Thank you Mary. The pattern is definitely a keeper! I love the design too.

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