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My Betty Dress

Added May 27, 2013

by pititemarjo

Paris, France






This dress makes me think of Betty Draper of Mad Men, even if I’m not even close to look like her (too bad!).

I didn’t line it, I wanted it to be light for summer (if such a thing will ever happen…). So I used facing instead for collar, sleeves and hem.
It’s shorter than the original. And the waist isn’t gathered but pleated.

I love my Betty Draper dress! :)

More pics here: http://sabali-couture.fr/la-robe-betty/



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    Mar 11, 2016, 10.25 PMby ellie-sew

    Omg, love at first sight! :-) Great how you changed the gathering into pleats!

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    Jun 1, 2013, 05.18 AMby noo222

    It’s lovely – the fabric is beautiful, and it fits you perfectly – hope your Parisian summer arrives soon :)

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      Jun 2, 2013, 10.20 AMby pititemarjo

      Thank you! I couldn’t agree more, can’t wait for summer, basically we had no spring :-/

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    May 27, 2013, 11.01 PMby Debbie Alli

    Gorgeous and I love the pleated skirt much more than the gathered original.

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    • Marjo_large

      May 28, 2013, 05.50 AMby pititemarjo

      Thanks! Me too, plus I’m so bad at making gathers :)

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    May 27, 2013, 09.07 PMby Katerina Petrova

    very pretty!

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    May 27, 2013, 09.03 PMby Helguchi

    Gorgeous dress. And such a good fit. It’s very exquisite.

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      May 28, 2013, 05.51 AMby pititemarjo

      Thanks! I was very lucky with this pattern, it fits perfectly without any alteration.

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    May 27, 2013, 07.23 PMby Noalarm Fakeplastic

    belle :)

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      May 28, 2013, 05.52 AMby pititemarjo

      merci beaucoup :)

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    May 27, 2013, 05.18 PMby omgdora

    It’s perfect and you look beautiful in it!!

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      May 28, 2013, 05.52 AMby pititemarjo

      Thank you, that’s very kind!

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    May 27, 2013, 05.09 PMby Shannon Gardiner

    Beautiful! It looks so great on you. Did you use a particular pattern?

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      May 27, 2013, 06.16 PMby pititemarjo

      Thanks Shannon! Yes, I used the Burda pattern “Swing Dress”. I mentioned it when I added the project but it didn’t appear, don’t know why. Now you can see the link to the pattern on the right :)

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