Monday, March 26, 2012

It was a Mad Men weekend

I wore my Truffle muslin this weekend. I figured that it was appropriate since the fabric is from the 1960s (I think) and it was the premiere of the new season of Mad Men.



Frankie came out to run around while Luke was taking photos of me.


 Kind of a close up. It's still hard to see the flounce, but it's there. After wearing the dress all day on Saturday I decided that I love it. It's comfortable, can be dressed up or down, and doesn't get too wrinkly. This is definitely going to be a summer wardrobe staple, I can't wait to finish my next dress, so I will have two from this pattern.


The next two projects I made over the weekend are not Mad Men related, but I wanted to post about them anyways. I made a little flannel blanket for my dog Frankie, but Stella the cat decided that she liked it.


The blanket was so quick and easy to complete, it took around fifteen minutes. It was fun using a decorative machine stitch for the edges. Those cool stitches don't get used enough.


My friend Shawntel came over on Saturday night and I embroidered this for her. It was my first time embroidering lettering and it was hard! I need to practice more.


My friend Ariana came over on Sunday night to watch Mad Men with me. She supplied the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and I supplied old fashioned drinks. I made them kind of strong, Ari kept joking that we were growing hair on our chest :) The episode was amazing, by the way. I am so happy that I added AMC to our Dish plan. Plus, it comes on at 6:00 because we have satellite!


After watching the episode and looking at the cover of Newsweek Magazine I had a great idea: why not make the Licorice dress (an upcoming dress I am going to sew for Sew Colette) look like Joan's dress? Do you see the similarities or is it just me? Yes, I think I will make my dress look like Joan's, thank you very much :)


 Did any of you watch the episode last night? How hilarious is Sterling? Oh, I downloaded the song Megan sang (Zou Bisou, Bisou) on Itunes today. I'm a dork.

23 comments:

  1. That is a brilliant idea to make Joan's dress. I just love it. Alas, I haven't seen the Mad Men episode yet being in the UK but have been hunting down reviews online and just saw that I can buy the episode on itunes! huzzah!

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  2. Well done! I think this would look super cute with a red or white belt! The fit looks really nice!

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    1. I definitely want to belt it! On my final version I did.

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  3. I love your yard, how perfect for Frankie! The dress looks great. And I totally think a Joan look alike is in order. The neckline is similar, and sleeve length too.

    Keep an eye out, I got a short hair cut from Jessi on Saturday, so I hope to blog soon and show my new do ;)

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  4. Well you're just the cutest thing! And I really love your yard/patio

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  5. I love it!! I love all the fabric you choose too. Oh, how i wish you could be my seamstress. ;)

    I find that embroidering letters is tough using split stitch too. Back stitch is MUCH easier, you have more control. It's a pretty easy stitch to learn too. :)

    XOXOX

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    1. I may have to come to you for an embroidery class ;) I'll pay you!

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  6. The truffle dress looks great! I didn't get to catch the premiere of Mad Men but hope to this week (AKA - don't spill too much info about the episode!)

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    1. I won't say anything other than: It was awesome!

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  7. Oh god Mad Men was SO good last night! Just amazing, just so amazing. I don't want to write a bunch of spoilers, but sooo good. This looks lovely, by the way!

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  8. The Truffle dress is so fun! It turned out very well! I totally agree - the Licorice dress a la Joan would be a fabulous piece!

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  9. My dad recorded it for me and I can't wait to watch it! I love the dress by the way, the fabric is great!

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    1. Let me know what you think of the episode!

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  10. Your dress looks great! I'm still plugging away at my first take on it (fitting the back has become an issue; who knew?) but agree that it's my favorite so far and I'm already thinking of other fabrics to make it in! I agree about the Licorice dress, too--great eye, spotting those details!

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  11. Oh my gah, Roger is the best! I'm so happy Mad Men is back! I'm a total Megan hater, so no "Zou Bisou Bisou" for me! ;)

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    1. I'm team Roger for sure! Why are you a Megan hater?!!?!?

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  12. LOVE the muslin, too!!! You're throwing down, Miss Creepy. I have so much lined up, but really do want to sew the Truffle. I'll def add it to the flickr group when done :)

    We don't have AMC, so will have to wait until it's released on Netflix. And it's gonna be tough to avoid spoilers on sewing blogs :( Maybe we'll splurge if eps are released on iTunes or Amazon...

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