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Fancy Fabric Challenge

Mad Men inspired Holiday Suit

Teal Cotton Velvet Holiday Suit, inspired by the fabulous fashion vixens of Mad Men

I decided to make a dressier version of one of my favorite cotton sheath dresses made from Vogue pattern 9668.    I usually find myself drawn to Dior’s New Look of the 1950s.  However, watching episodes of Mad Men has inspired me to investigate 1960s fashion a bit more, and explore the sheath and as well as expand my color palette.

Since I had plenty of my cotton velvet fabric left over after making up the dress, I thought a puff sleeve jacket would make up a very sophisticated suit for the holiday season (a perfect cover-up for the office, since the dress alone is a bit risqué).

Both my dress and jacket are lined in a contrasting lavender fabric – teal and lavender are one of my favorite color combinations.  I added a grosgrain ribbon belt inside my dress to add stability, but other than that, I pretty much followed the patterns.


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    ghis | | #1

    WOW!!! Laura-mae,I am quite sure you must be a perfectionist(like I am )because the inside of your fantastic ensemble is as nice as on the outside.BRAVO!!!Also looking good as you do ,you are really rending justice to your superb work.The choice of color is absolutly perfect and the fit,well,could not be better,GHIS

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    StyleGirl68 | | #2

    Wow! This is really beautiful and well made! You definitely nailed the "Mad Men" look. The color is really nice also...a nice change from black for a holiday party outfit. Well done!

  3. roxiecoxie | | #3

    You are rockin' that suit! You did a beautiful job. The fitting is perfect.

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    Scheri | | #4

    This is beautiful. The colors rock@!

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