Saturday, 5 April 2014

Betty or Joan

Betty and Joan have their unique style and both styles suit their body types and life. For Julia Bobbin's Mad Men Challenge I had my foot in both camps. Double trouble, this is my take on The Monthly Stitch's Sewing double theme.

Using my block patterns I trialed a Joan-based work style with a stretch woven that Mel gave away at the Sydney Spoolettes swap.

These photos were taken by a Mad Men fan. Thanks Kylie!




Here's the 'scoot and run' shot before work:)
Then I tried a Betty inspired evening dress.
Here's my dress block version with a smile.
But I loved the pic below
So I did a double take.

The fabric is a silver lace mesh and interlined is with chiffon.

Here's my Joan choice.

I have the print fabric...for another day.
Have fun sewing everyone! And take a look at Julia's blog for the wrap up! There are so many great entries. Love your work Julia.

21 comments:

beajay said...

Love both of your dresses but must say that I am partial to the vibrancy of the first one.. Very fresh looking. The second evening one is lovely too.

Alex said...

Go you glam thing! I'm sure you'll get loads of wear out of these.

Sarah Liz said...

I recognise the Spotlight fabric in the "Joan" dress - what a great use of the pattern - it really suits the dress. The second dress is equally gorgeous.

Kirsty Bunfield (kbfield) said...

I just adore that shot of you in the chair! Both dresses are great and I'm sure will get lots of wear.

Andrea said...

I really like both dresses. The style really suits you.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Andrea. They're both easy to wear too.

Velosewer said...

We just happen to be walking by a building that hadn't been updated. Score:)

Velosewer said...

When you buy this fabric, pre-wash it because the red runs a bit.

Velosewer said...

I tried to make the best of the print repeat.

Velosewer said...

Thank you. I felt glam.

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Two dresses! And both gorgeous! Having said that, I covet the blue and white one. So fresh and pretty!

Megan O said...

My favourite is the first dress. The fabric is gorgeous and the style and pattern placement are really flattering. Fab photos too!

KaSchu said...

It is hard to pick between them, they are both so lovely. You look very glam in the second dress.

Sharon said...

Great dress and love the evening one and the pose.

Melanie Y (Miss Piggy) said...

I love what you've done with my "re-homed" fabric. I only ever saw it as a skirt. It's amazing what sewists see/do when they get their hands on a bit of fabric...it's all so unique and individual.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Sue. These have been fun to make.

Velosewer said...

Thank you again Mel. You do have an eye for fabric as your latest twirl dress shows!

Velosewer said...

Thanks so much.

Velosewer said...

And it's just my basic block patterns too.

Velosewer said...

I felt very corporate in the first dress.

Kristy Chan said...

I love both dresses, very flattering on you. Also love the location shots too - very era appropriate!

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