As a reminder, this is the pattern I was using:
But with a different neckline...
And I'd previously used the pattern to make my Mad Men Dress:
I really need to do my hair like that again soon...
And because I have been able to wear them both (at least once!) I've been able to get photos of them to show you!!! However, the background is REALLY BORING! Its winter here now, and so its often dull and too dark to take photos at home, which means I'm confined to taking them in the office with a helpful co-worker. Luckily there is an empty room that gets plenty of sunshine.
Maybe I should ask if I could bring some props in... I don't think anyone would care.... I'll work on that.
But until then, here are the photos (with a very empty and boring background!)
the black version
This is seriously the most comfortable dress! Its form fitting without being tight, and its so versatile! And I'm REALLY HAPPY with the changes I made to the neckline.
the green version
You may remember that I thought the green version was too plain when it was finished? Well my solution was to make a gathered attached 'belt' just like in the blue 'Mad Men' version. I did make a small boo-boo though, and attached it a bit high, so it sits just under my bust rather than around my waist, but I like the way that such a simple addition really changes the look of the dress. I am trying to resist putting one on the black dress!
Oh! And you may notice the lovely flowered hair pieces I'm wearing??? I've just found this lady with a business called Swell Dame Vintage Inspired Accessories and Apparel who lives in Greece who makes the most AMAZING hair pieces... She has an etsy store here, and a facebook page here. If you are looking for any gorgeous hand made things, you should check her out.
This is the one I wore with the green dress
This is the one I wore with the black dress
And it has a BIRDIE!!!!!
I should add that Swell Dame has in no way asked me to say that, or paid me to say that, or given me anything to say that. I just enjoy promoting people who make beautiful things that I think others would love too.
Now that I have been so successful at sewing two dresses at the same time, I am planning my next efficient sewing project - COATS!!!!! Lets hope I don't bite off more than I can chew!