Hello conductor, one ticket for the lovin-Laurel-express please, I'm jumping aboard! Toot toot!
This dress started its life as a Megan Draper shift for Julia Bobbin's Mad Men Challenge. Unfortunately somewhere between the muslin and the lining everything went pete tong and I threw a tanty and stomped around our tiny apartment wielding scissors in one hand and twisted, frayed silk in the other. Sulking and defeated, I cut the dress (below right) apart and re-stitched a new top bit.
Let's talk Mad Men for a minute--what do you guys think about the new season? If I was in Mad Men I would want to punch Pete in the face, drink tea with Bert, and be Megan's best friend. I'm with Erin in wondering why Megan gets so much hate when she's easily my favourite person (right now--I know Matthew Weiner has the power to change this at any moment).
Ok, back to the dress. So it's not the Mad Men creation I was hoping for but I'm still well and truly on the Laurel bandwagon. Let's just hope Julia Bobbin holds another Mad Men challenge next year!
The pattern: Colette Laurel
Fabric: Quilting cotton
Changes: Moved bust darts, removed the zip, and shortened sleeves as I didn't have enough fabric to do the full length.
Next time: I will loosen the arm holes and lengthen the back 1cm so I don't booty flash anybody when I bend over.
Worn with: She wore a raaaaaaaasberry beret