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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Megan Draper Dress From Mad Men TV Show

Hi everyone,
I finished my Megan dress yesterday - exactly on the deadline of Mad Men Dress Challenge 3 but I couldn't publish my project in the blog. I took some pictures last night but the result wasn't so clear, so I took pictures again today and publish it as soon as I finished.

My dress is inspired by Megan Draper 60's style yellow dress, but I made some changes according to my own style,
  • Make the dress length a little bit longer
  • Sewn 6 buttons on the skirt front flap instead of 4 buttons
  •  The belt finished with snap-fasteners in the back side of the dress
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As I couldn't find any plain yellow fabric in my local shop, I bought 2.5 yards medium crepe fabric in very deep pink ( the fabric has shiny part in one side and hard in the other side) according to the shop owner I can use both side of fabric. I used the shiny one facing inside.
And for the skirt flap lining, I used silk polyester fabric.
med weight crepe fabric

silk polyester lining fabric


For the pattern, I used Vogue 8228 with modifications. The original pattern has front slits on the neckline and the end of the dress skirt front at the center, I just connected the center dress front. Then I added skirt  front flap and self-made belt. Here are a little bit details of my sewing process,
back and front pieces


For the skirt front flap, I copied the center front skirt panel on a new sheet of paper. Started 3 cm above the waist line to the end of the center front skirt, and then I added 1.5 cm on both side right and left side.
I sew the skirt flap and the lining right sides facing- on the skirt top and sides only - leave the bottom open, turn it inside out. Press it with iron and hand sewn the bottom.
front skirt flap and lining
 
I hand sewn the skirt flap bottom
 
pin and hand sewn the skirt flap on to the skirt
I sew 4 cm wide belt from the same fabric x 84 cm long. Then I sew the belt on the top of the flap with my sewing machine, sew the buttons and snap fasteners.


And the last work is hand sewn the hem. Done!
 
Here are more pictures of me wearing my dress,
 

 
 
 

Happy sewing and have a wonderful Wednesday to you all!










29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!!Looks Awesome On U Hana :)

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  2. Wow! You look amazing and that dress is perfect.

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    1. Thank you so much for your compliments, Annie :-)

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  3. oh, that is wonderful...you "nailed" it.

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  4. You look stunning! What a wonderful dress! You have done great job! It is a type of dress I love.

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    1. Thank you, Beata! I love the style of the dress too and the pattern is so easy to work with. I will definitely make more dresses based on this pattern ;)

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  5. Your work paid off on this beautiful dress!

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  6. Very cute. Love how the aux front looks like a real wrap!

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    1. I love it too :-) Thank you AriB

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  7. Love love love this dress! And even more in pink, much better than yellow!

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    1. I am so glad that you love it, Marie. Thank you :-)

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  8. Fantastic dress, I love the color it is wonderful on you! The front flap is so cool and perfect with the contrast buttons.

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. It made me smile :)

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  9. Hana, this is so cute.. Looks so pretty on you.. I like your pink dress even better than the yellow one.
    Happy sewing.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Judy! I really appreciate your comment :-)

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  10. I'm glad I popped over - I had no idea you had just finished a dress :). It looks gorgeous - the colour and the style both suit you well. I agree with everyone, the pink works so nicely on you, I think better than the yellow would have done.

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    1. I was so busy during the whole month of March that didn't allowed me to publish my plan for this dress. And I was lucky that I don't need to make a muslin because I used the same pattern as my blue linen dress that I made for Magam challenge.
      Thank you so much for compliments :-)

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  11. Beautiful dress, Hana and a glorious colour. It suits you so well.

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    1. Thank you so much, KathyS! Yes, the color is so pretty. And I am thinking to go back to the fabric store and buy some more yards to put inside my stash for my next project ;)

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  12. I am in love with this dress. The buttons down the front make a huge difference. Great job with your finish!!!! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Jessica! I am in love with this dress too very much :-)

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  13. Your dress looks so beautiful Hana, and you are super cute in this style. I love the buttons down the front!

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  14. What a beautiful dress, love the colour and the extra buttons really work. Well done

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  15. Your dress is very beautiful! I love this kind of style very much myself! :)

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