Fans of Mad Men will see absolutely no similarities between this…
and Megan’s dress from the Season 5 premiere.
Just bear with me okay? 🙂
I was inspired by the Bijou dress, and decided I wanted my own! I got started by removing those massive shoulder pads.
Next, I snipped off those wrist cuffs to make the sleeves nice & flowy!
Then I treated the edges with this stuff:
I could have hemmed the edges, but that would have made the ends of my sleeves heavy, making them not drape very nicely!
Now it was time to get this dress into shape! Megan’s dress is sexy & fitted, and mine needs to be both of these things as well! 🙂
I ran each side through my machine…
I trimmed off the extra fabric, then got to work on the length!
I hemmed the bottom raw edge…but I still wasn’t completely happy with the fit. I really wanted it to be a bit tighter, but didn’t have enough time to put it under the needle again. :/ I grabbed my fave brooch and used it to cinch the fabric around my waist just a tad more. This broke up the fuchsia a bit, too!
I wore my slinky new frock for my dear pal Erin’s birthday dinner. 🙂
Afterwards, I made the rounds to a few other fun places. 😉