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The Not Everyone Can Be You Dress

Added Dec 17, 2011

by leahfranqui

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Description

I made this winter wonderland number using vintage pattern McCalls 7362 and some royal blue wool from PA Fabric outlet. I adore it.

It’s a 1960’s pattern featuring an asymetrical pleat and a slash bodice. I made a muslin and found it to be just a tad big for me, but I went for it, because I favor comfort over perfect fitting. And I can always belt it, right?

I would love to be Joan from Mad Men, but I know I’m a Peggy. It is what it is. But I can still pretend with dresses like this, right?

More on my blog!
http://strugglesewsastraightseam.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/the-not-everyone-can-be-you-dress/

Material Notes

Wool. plastic zipper.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Wool

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    Apr 2, 2012, 01.43 AMby fabgoddess

    Okay! not only is this dress awesome….I love LOVE what you called it! Seriously made me laugh out loud. <3

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    Dec 17, 2011, 08.12 PMby spulford

    This dress is awesome! I sure hope you don’t EVER feel like Peggy when you wear it, because if so, knock THAT business right off. :D Your interpretation is much more of a show-stopper than McCall’s drawings on the pattern envelope.

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      Dec 18, 2011, 04.33 AMby leahfranqui

      Why, thank you very much! I felt like the envelope was better, so that’s so nice to hear!

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    Dec 17, 2011, 02.22 PMby alexthepink

    Love that colour on you! Great dress.

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      Dec 17, 2011, 02.56 PMby leahfranqui

      Thank you so much! I love this color.

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    Dec 17, 2011, 07.57 AMby anneecharri

    Beautiful! the fit looks super and the colour is divine

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      Dec 17, 2011, 02.56 PMby leahfranqui

      Thank you very much!

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