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Red Mad Men Dress

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Retro / Vintage
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo New Look 6000

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What materials did you use? Wool Gabardine from Denver Fabrics (the brick and mortar store in Denver)

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What are you most proud of? This was the first time I've ever sewn a sheath dress. I was a little nervous, so I made a muslin first and did a lot of pattern alterations along the way. I learned so much about altering patterns for fit from this project.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make a muslin first. This is a style that will look most flattering if it fits you well. Great for girls with curves!

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You just inspired me to order this pattern, hope I can make it look as good as you do!

08/05/2011 Flag

Thanks! Post it up when you do, I'd love to see it!

08/24/2011 Flag
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Your dress is great. I, too, love the Madmen look. I have made this pattern and love it. However, I don't have any curves -- but it is a very flattering style!

04/12/2012 Flag

Thanks Cissie. I'd love to see your version of this dress. I agree, it's really flattering on an array of body types.

04/12/2012 Flag
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Kir, This is very random, I'm a seamstress by night but I staff marketing and advertising professionals by day. I have a client in need of a seamstress here in Denver for a couple week, full time project. Any interest in hearing about it? If so, email me at kate.ortman at Cheers!

04/25/2012 Flag

Love the the dress, love the colour, love how it fits !

09/14/2013 Flag

Fabulous, love the shoes too!!

11/15/2013 Flag