Saturday, February 5, 2011

Betty Dress, Finished!

Sorry for the long hiatus.  I've been working on my Betty Draper dress all week and while it wasn't hard, it had a ton of finicky details and took forever.  On Wednesday I had a snow day from work, so I finished everything but the zipper and the hem.  I did both of those this morning, and I had a lot of trouble with the hem.  I can't figure out why, either!  It's looking kind of bunchy.  I might rip it out and try again when I have some free time.

But here it is!



The best part is the back, where it has a little belt that cinches your waist and fastens with a big bow in the back. Here's a closeup of the bow.

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And my hand-stitched zipper. I had one the PERFECT size and color in my drawer. I love when things work out that way!

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In other exciting news, I've been accepted as a contributor on Sew Retro! Stop by sometime and see what I and many talented other ladies are sewing.

For right now, I'm off to the thrift stores to see if I can find any vintage fabric or notions.  Then tonight, I'm going to see my favorite band The Decemberists!

Oh, and Go Pack!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Amy! I just saw your post in Sew Retro, I have been watching the post in your blog and OH MY GOD you are very good sewing!! I like ALL the dresses you have done...well all the post I have seen...I still have to see more of them.
    This dress match perfectly to the one of Betty Draper!

    Congratulations, you are a great sewer!, I love those laces you put to your dresses in the hems, now I want to do that to the dresses I sew.

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  2. It looks gorgeous. The bow at the back is such a cute detail and again the fabric is just lovely.

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  3. That dress looks fantastic! Sam xox

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  4. Just found your blog via Sew Retro - you're an inspiration! This dress is lovely - amazing fabric find!

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  5. I came to you through Sew Weekly and I come to congratulate you, three yards of fabric are a wonderful gift! I saw your dress and I'm in love with your blog. You're great inspiration!

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  6. Just came to your blog from SewRetro and - ohmigoodness that dress is so fab! The fabric is absolutely beautiful. The V in the back is gorgeous, as well.

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