Added Jun 8, 2013
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As soon as I bought this beautiful piece of cotton, I knew I wanted to make a copycat of Betty’s floral picnic dress as seen in Mad Men. I drafted the pattern with a simple gathered rectangle skirt, and a princess lined bodice. I then added spaghetti straps and two little bows for decoration. Of course, I had to wear it to my own picnic!
The picnic blanket is also homemade, with 1.5m x 1.5m of quilting fabric backed with hardwearing outdoor fabric of the same size.
For more info and pictures please visit Moonbeam
Floral cotton for the dress, quilting cotton and outdoor fabric for the blanket.
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