I decided for the Mad Men Challenge I would make a version of this Butterick 5747 dress. This Butterick 5747 pattern is actually really cool. It includes a belt and dickie part to it (which I haven't included). However, I really liked the dress (fitted skirt) outcome. I also even made some fabric buttons, which was a first for me.
These photos aren't the best sorry! It's really hard to find time to take photos at the moment because it's been raining pretty much all month in Brisbane. Perfect weather for sewing though, I don't even have to make excuses for being antisocial (hehe).
Here are some up close up photos of the dress.
Fabric Button Kit! So easy!
I love the cut of this dress but if I was to wear to it work I would probably reduce the collar by about half and bring up the front higher so that I didn't have to wear a singlet underneath. This would make it a perfect dress for work. Also, it may look better in a black linen, which will possibly be my next version.
We still have a little while to make the Mad Men Dress for Julia's challenge so I might redo this dress but in a better fabric. I have pretty much finished my Tessuti Gridlock fabric competition outfit so I'll post those photos up soon. I made a Vogue Skirt and Jacket, so stay tuned!
Tessuti Fabric and pattern I used!