Inspiration: Julia Bobin’s Mad Men 2 sew along. Last year, my inspiration was Betty, with a floral fabric and vintage pattern. This season is set in the 60’s. Instead of copying an outfit from previous series I preferred take the inspiration of the decade to create a future outfit for Megan. Don’t you think she would wear & love a bright shift mini dress? I do.
Pattern: Colette Laurel and will be a entry for Colette Sewing Competition: Colour, Print & details.
Fabric: Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow: Picnic Plaid Pond and Flower Fields. 1 metre of each fabric.
Size: Started with size 8 and wanted a streamlined look. Decided to hold on my desire for shaping and didn’t add extra darts. The sleeves are from Colette macaroon.
- Reduced the side seams and CF/CB
- Raised to reduce the arm cycle
- Lower bust darts
- Shorted the hem
Sleeves were a bit problematic due the reducing of the armhole wasn’t enough to bring to the right height for optimum movement. I had to set this sleeves at least 4 times. You can see above I even tried the contrasting sleeve look. Next time I will adjust the pattern flat and should be fine. I love this sleeves.
Pattern alteration: My original sketch. I will make a separate post with ‘how to’ alter the pattern for this look. It’s very easy, basically I cut pattern at the waist to mix up the print, added a fake placket with 2 different colours buttons. The dress is still closed by zipper and binded the neckline with self made bias.
Details and Notions: Invisible zipper and 13 buttons. Self made bias. I designed the peter pan collar but it was too much to add on this dress.
Photo shoot camera:Olympus D 475+ Gorilla tripod.
♫:Alma de Guerreiro. Seu Jorge