Friday, September 16, 2011

"Peggy Olson" dress ... details. (Mad Men)


   First of all, I want to apologize for my "disappearance" of this world blogger, life sometimes crosses the road and you have to give way to it.  Now that everything is back to normal....
  So I have made since last Sunday the dress that Peggy Olson, it appears in episode ten in the second season of Mad Men.
  Of course, with some changes to get me to be more comfortable and adapt it to my tastes and lifestyle needs...

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   If you´ve read this blog for some time, remember that I told the "war" that gave the zipper... I guess I did not have a good day, so the third attempt, I gave it as valid, although you can see that the line of plaids has a few millimeters of deviation from the alignment of them, well... I can live with this, I guess...
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  If you have vintage sewing patterns once, you´ve probably seen this kind of sleeves on some clothes , this way of making the sleeves is currently unused, but in the 50s and 60s, this was quite usual, so I respected form, Also, I cut the seeves hem a bit, to ensure comfort that I need and can wear the dress in the climate that I live.
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   The dress has a fold at the front side that ends in a fold of ventilation, the buttons are sewn very well... because they are the bond between the fabrics of this fold, you can see that I stick my fingers between them, however, this fold is sewn inside... so there is no danger that a button  "jump" and display unwanted areas of the body.

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  Another thing, I smoothed the sides of the collar, they end up in peaks in the original dress, but this isn´t to my liking, so I made these rounder.

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  When I saw this dress for the first time in Mad Men and some pictures, one detail caught my attention immediately, plaids are discontinuous in the original dress.. You can see that they aren´t alinged as expected in a well-sewn dress.. I first thought maybe this was because it was impossible to align as many pieces of dress and plaids remain perfect in every game...
   However, you can see that my dress is fully alinged... so I´m clueless on this point...
  The only explanation I can think of is that the designer did this, intentionally to highlight the fold of the buttons....

  And as a final point... Of course, my dress will be more baggy on me... I need to wear this dress in my daily life, including walking, sitting, working, driving, breathing (hey, this is important) and much more... basically be comfortable.. I envy so much the stylized figure of Peggy Olson in this dress... but this isn´t for me....
         So soon will come photos that I wearing this dress....

43 comments:

  1. Beautifully crafted. Your dress is much nicer than Peggy Olsen's. Not matching plaid or checks is something that drives me a bit crazy. To me, it is definitely a sign of a well made garmet when the patterns are matched. It takes more fabric and that is why so many fabrics are not matched.
    You are such an excellent seamstress, I envy your abilities!

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  2. I really like your version! Especially the sleeve construction with the gusset. That is so interesting! And the row of buttons down the side front is a very nice detail.

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  3. What a fantastic dress! I like your version better than Peggy's too.
    -SewingElle

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  4. Que legal encontrar um blog do mesmo estilo do meu.Já estou te seguindo amiga.Parabéns pelo trabalho.Da uma visitada no meu blog,creio que você vai gostar.Abraços

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  5. WOW! What a stunning dress! It's perfect!!! Great job!

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  6. I agree! Walking, sitting, working & breathing are so important! I love, love your version of the dress.

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  7. The dress is gorgeous! I agree - why didn't they match the plaid on the original?

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  8. The dress is gorgeous! So strange how they didn't match the plaid on the original!? Well done!

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  9. Me and my sewing friend noticed the non matching plaid a while ago: There had still Rosy to come and improve! :-))
    Your dress looks stunning... bravo!

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  10. The dress ist absolutely amazing. I love it !!

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  11. Si en el vestido de la serie no casan los cuadros puede deberse a que los encargados de vestuario no tienen demasiado tiempo y piensan que el ojo de los espectadores no lo ve. El tuyo ha quedado perfecto, la forma del vestido favorece mucho y si respiras, mucho mejor.

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  12. This is a really beautiful dress. I bet your material is nicer than the original, which probaly is made of evil old polyester. I love how you recreated the buttoned skirt. It looks very beautiful.

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  13. Oh, my goodness, this looks amazingly beautiful! you´ve done such a great job with matching the plaid, and I really love the shape of the collar, and of course the buttons! Just lovely! :-)

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  14. Your dress is wonderful, I like it very much, esspacially the buttons. I´m looking forward seeing you wearing it.

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  15. wow, wow, wow, the dress ist absolutely amazing!

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  16. wow this is lovely, i love it!! so perfect looking with the matching plaids you did a wonderful job!

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  17. Again you left me in awe of your work. The dress is so darn lovely.

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  18. wow, Amazing skill. The dress is adorable. xx

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  19. Speechless
    Tus vestidos me dejan sin palabras. Literalmente, por eso nunca sé qué decir, solo babeo y babeo admirando tu buen gusto, estilo y "craftiness". Si no fuera inapropiado ahora mismo me mudaría a tu isla a vivir contigo para observar de cerca cómo trabajas.
    Un saludo
    María

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  20. Rosy, el vestido te ha quedado que ni pintado, madre mía que arte. ¿que patrón has usado?

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  21. Love this project!! Well done, great style and beautifully executed!

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  22. Your dress is just perfect looking, so beautiful down to all the details - and yes, even though you didn't ask this question I have to agree with many other commenters that yours is a much better dress than Peggy's! Well done!

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  23. it looks so beautiful! Intriguing construction indeed and such delightful details! Enjoy taking the pictures!

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  24. Fabulous! You look like you just walked off the Mad Men-screen! :)

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  25. This dress is a masterpiece - you made a perfect job!

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  26. What an absolutely stunning dress!!! Well done!

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  27. This is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous! You are such an inspiration!

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  28. Oh, it's gorgeous! The matched plaid gives it more of a couture look. I love the buttons too!

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  29. Maravilloso! what a great dress, I love your style :)

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  30. What a great dress and what a great sewing job. I love it and it looks wonderful on you.The gusset on the sleeves was featured recently in Threads magazine and I've been wanting to try it. You've inspired me to give it a shot.

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  31. Wonderful dress.Yours is so much better made than the original.The lack of plaid alignment on the original really lets it down.Well done,truly inspirational.

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  32. Beautifully made, Rosy! Your dress is quite stunning! And yes, those mismatched plaids in the original dress would drive me insane, i just couldn't have them. I think maybe the error could be due to rushing to have the costumes ready for the show on time, and they hoped that people wouldn't notice...

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  33. It looks great! What pattern did you use?

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  34. Wow! This is sooo my favourite dress from Mad Men, and I've been thinking of it so many times to make one for myself. Yours is gorgeous!

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  35. Oh wow! This is absolutely stunning! I've been dreaming about making this dress too so to see it fully made up - and so perfectly - is really exciting. So impressed!

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  36. WOW!! como siempre has hecho un trabajo hermoso!! Y super bien empatados los cuadros, digo, siempre es dificil trabajar con este tipo de tela, como dices, el vestido de Peggy no esta muy bien alineado que digamos, creo que la mayoria de la ropa con este tipo de estampado no lo esta (la que venden en las tiendas).
    Nunca hubiera imaginado hacerle eso a las mangas, de hecho ese tipo de mangas me encantan , solo he hecho un vestido asi y no me gusto mucho el resultado, pero esto que hiciste es super buena idea!
    Porque no muestras uun post de como haces la transformacion del patron? quiero hacerle ese tipo de escote/cuello a un abrigo pero no se como.

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  37. Simplemente espectacular, me fasinan todas sus creaciones!!! Muchas gracias por compartir!!

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  38. Ahhh I miss Mad Men!! Can't wait for it to return.
    I re-watched season 4 and 5 over the last couple of weeks.
    I love this dress!!!!!! The details on it are amazing. I'll never get sick of revisiting Mad Men Challenge posts :D

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  39. Oh myyyy~~ I love it! It's immaculate, and may I say, a step above the original as you matched the plaids so well!!

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  40. quiero ese vestido me gusta mucho

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  41. I just saw this post in your side bar and had to have a little peek, being such a MM gal. I just want to say, first up, that you wear your dress so much better than Peggy does, I think it works better on a shapely figure than her very little girly one. Secondly, I have to say that I love how you matched up the plaid...I hate it when patterns don't align, especially bold ones. I know it uses more fabric, but it is so worth it. The buttons turn it from a simple sheath into a style wower, they really make it. I am going to have to peek at all your other copy dresses, they all look so fab. xx Shauna

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