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Inspired by Mad Men

Added Apr 18, 2013

by katya

London, United K...






Ok, so I know this is not massively Mad Men like…. But it is a shirt dress and there are loads of shirt dresses in Mad Men! I wanted a dress I would actually wear and not a costume. I love this material and although it’s not completely Mad Men, I HAD to use it! I used McCalls 6503 as the pattern and didn’t alter it at all. I wanted something with a small collar, feminine neckline and a gathered skirt so it kinda fit the bill. I had quite a lot of problems with the fit though, as it came up WAY too big and I had to take it in. I added piping which I really like, and cute fabric buttons on the top (just sewn on, no buttonholes). I quite like the pattern I think I might make another version in one colour as this one might be a tad busy. More pics and info on my blog Sleek Silhouette

Material Notes

Cotton, Piping, invisible zip




Garment Type

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    Apr 19, 2013, 03.22 AMby neveenkarnes

    It’s beautiful!!!

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    Apr 18, 2013, 09.07 PMby Mary Athey

    fab dress fab fabric and its gorgeous on you x

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    Apr 18, 2013, 08.30 PMby Madcinderella

    Love the dress and love the fabric!

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    Apr 18, 2013, 07.43 PMby Byanka Ayala

    There were so many times I thought about getting that pattern but never did. Now you have inspired me to make it. Your dress looks bought, so well made! I love it!

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    Apr 18, 2013, 04.44 PMby mkonieczki

    It’s really cute and really wearable! I really like the print on your fabric

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    Apr 18, 2013, 03.43 PMby Jodi Wade

    Gorgeous! The piping really makes it pop.

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    Apr 18, 2013, 02.41 PMby velvetribbon

    Beautiful dress, I love the piping details:)

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    Apr 18, 2013, 01.49 PMby Tiffany Phares

    You did a great job, I really like the piping detail!

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    Apr 18, 2013, 01.45 PMby Mauude

    Oh, so pretty!! The fabric is so colourful, I love it :)

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