Yay!! I have finished my Julia Bobbin Mad Men Challenge dress. I ended up making a black dress for this version and also tried to look the part (lol). I don't smoke and couldn't think of something to put in my hand so I just did a side pose to match Joan Holloway (still not as cool as her though).
The pattern of this dress is based on Butterick 5747. I did a previous post as a tester and I am glad I did because I ended up making quite a few changes to make it look more like the Joan Holloway dress.
My partner was home this weekend (he's a nerd so he's always at Uni) so I got him to help me take some photos. Except, with the glare it kind of makes me do this funny Paris Hilton thing with my eye, doh!.
This was going to be my Joan Holloway pose haha how funny.
I liked the top one much better.
So I absolutely loved the outcome of this dress. The length was great because it's past the knee and actually suits that style. I ended up bringing the top section of the dress upas I didn't wear anything underneath (as shown in my previous post). The collar is probably 30% of the original width and I also had to cut it to fit the new higher front section. I also changed the capped sleeves and added my own.
The top buttons change colour with the flash but they are all
meant to be black with the gold around the outside.
I would love to make this dress again. I might even make it the same colour as Joan Holloway dress as I bought the Cobalt Blue material to match perfectly.
I am also still making a heap of the BurdaStyle 120 dresses so I can pick the perfect combination for my bridesmaids dresses. Here is a sneak peak into my next post!