happy april fool's day! i'll tell you right now, i'm not good at this day. i fall for everything, and my jokes are stupendously lame. i give to you my april fool's: i made a mad men dress for julia bobbin's mad men challenge!
hahahaHAhahahAaaaAAAAaaa APRIL FOOL'S!!! I MADE THIS LIKE TWO YEARS AGO!!!
i told you. lame.
actually, she was made for miss bobbin's challenge, circa 2012, as you can probably tell by the style. a self drafted pattern in the form of betty draper. she was just never photographed. (obviously not current day bets. i'm not wholly sure what current day bets looks like, as i have some major mad men catching up to do.)
once upon a time, 6 inches of a dotty white cotton lived 'round that hem, and though it made the look properly betty, it annoyed the bejesus out of me. after a swift hacking on a gin fueled night, it became one of my very favorite dresses.
alcohol infused impetuousness. how very betty of me!
i applaud oona-past for her choice of stretch mesh bias binding 'round the neck and arms...
but i cry foul on the "invisible" zip insertion and the complete absence of hook and eye. SERIOUSLY OONA HOW ARE YOU EVEN SMILING IN THIS SHOT. ARE YOU TRYING TO DISTRACT THE JUDGES.
however, sewing-poolside-oona did a pretty good job on the guts. blindstitched bias tape and faced hem, enclosed edges, teeny gathers... let's face it, the poor lass was equipped with only a straight stitch. she didn't even have the will to clip a stray thread. THAT'S A TWO YEAR OLD DANGLING CHAD, YO. i decided, that very summer, that no one should ever have to sew each seam three times, Every. Time. yes, that madness is sometimes necessary, but give this heathen a serged edge once in a while.
has betty's hemline walked north yet? is she embracing the trend? i'd rather like her to be collapsed on the floor of her walk-in closet, in a mountain of her floral frocks, several half empty choice bottles within arm's reach, refusing to accept the micro mini, swearing like a banshee.
and doing it all like a lady, of course.