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The Green Mad Men Dress

Added Aug 30, 2012

by Milena Bella

Tel Aviv, Israel






I saw a green dress earlier this year while traveling in Berlin. It was of course in a size too small and too short for my taste. So I looked for a green fabric when I got back and was thinking what kind of pattern will look good with it. When I saw the Neue Mode pattern I knew I could make it into a combination of Joan Holloway’s style and a Marilyn Monroe dress I was researching about. Read more about it on my blog –

Now about the pattern. First of all it a downloadable pattern, which is great for folks like me living far away. It is only possible to print it out immediately, you can’t save it on your computer, so take that in mind. The Neue Mode patterns don’t have seam allowances, and that is good, much easier to trace, I am planning a whole post on that soon. The pattern has a LOT of ease. I tried the basted dress wrong on wrong side out and just pinned the seams to fit me close. I took in about one cm from every seam (and there are 6 of them (not including the shoulder seams adjustments). It’s about a size and a half less, I think? So yeah, keep that in mind.

Pattern Used – Neue Mode 23425 neu
link – http://www.neuemode.com/products.php?search=Dresses

Material Notes

stretchy light weight cotton




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends

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    Aug 31, 2012, 03.27 PMby robygiup

    I love the shape of the back! Great job on the ease reduction, it fits you perfectly.

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    Aug 31, 2012, 07.26 AMby Ivanamania

    so sexy and still decent stylish dress! reminds me of dear marilyn. love it!

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    Aug 30, 2012, 05.22 PMby katrinahueniken

    Gorgeous colour, and I love the neckline!

    BTW if you’re visiting Toronto, our best fabric shops are all downtown, around Queen St. and Spadina. For about three blocks west of that intersection, we have our own mini fashion district.

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      Aug 30, 2012, 09.09 PMby Milena Bella

      Oh, thank you!!! Yay! I can’t wait…!!

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    Aug 30, 2012, 10.39 AMby jenny walker

    very pretty, great color for that style of dress

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    Aug 30, 2012, 09.22 AMby Mary Athey

    Wow!! what a fab dress. the colours gorgeous and its a brillant fit on you. well done x

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      Aug 30, 2012, 09.10 PMby Milena Bella

      Mary, you are so sweet, thank you!

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