Monday, October 24, 2011

It's a Mad Men, Heburn, Monroe Halloween!

Betty Draper ''Model Tryout Dress''

Joan's Purple and Fuchsia Wiggle Dress

Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's Gown

Marilyn Monroe's Cherry Print Misfits dress

Betty Draper Window Shopping Dress

Just a few of the dresses made for Halloween this year, more pictures soon :-)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Marilyn's Blue Bow Sleeve Dress

I saw the movie ''There's no business like show business'' as a young girl and LOVED this dress. i must have rewound the VHS tape 5 times to get a look at the details and i drew it out in my note book (even then i was a total costume nut) I never got around to making it until i listed it at my Etsy shop and someone ordered it! you can not know how excited i was to finally have a reason to make this.
I finished this dress a couple weeks ago, I really love how this one turned out.
I used light blue crepe-backed satin and lined each piece in cotton. i draped the front bodice and skirt to get the darts and pleats. for the back i added a faux button placket with a zipper underneath. covered buttons down the back and a kick pleat. finally the wide bias cut collar, and the cute bow sleeves finished it all off. The dress above is a later version done in stretch Bengaline fabric.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Joan Squares Dress

This is my version of the dress worn by ''Joan'' on Mad Men
Made from stretch poplin, the front has a faux button front, and zips in the back.
This one was tricky with fitting the darts into the seams of each square, but i finally got the pattern figured out. This dress has Sold but can be custom made over at my Etsy shop :-)