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Topic: red 60s-inspired dress - with pockets! [img. hvy.]  (Read 18733 times)
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« on: August 11, 2009 05:13:41 PM »

joann's had a $1.99 pattern sale recently, so i had to stock up Wink this here is simplicity 2965 - it is a project runway pattern (which, to be honest, makes me feel kinda dorky Lips sealed) but i liked all the different options they give you so you can use this pattern over and over with different results. my kinda thinking! Cheesy and POCKETS omfg i love me some pockets.

i used a thick-ish red suiting material and lined the entire thing in red lining (even though the pattern only calls for the bodice to be lined... suiting is kind of itchy and i'd like to be able to wear this thing with tights in the winter). next time i make this, i will probably need to shorten the shoulders - once again, mine prove to slope more than normal.

i ended up using this dress to enter in the mad-men casting call contest... the winner gets a walk-on role in the show Shocked i LOVE mad men, it's my favorite, so obviously i took every opportunity to go as retro as possible! my hair, although looks cool, definitely did not look so cool from the back Tongue and yes, that is my kitchen, re-styled a little for photography's sake. my friend morgan took the pictures, aren't they awesome?!

(i actually quit smoking 4 months ago... just pretended to light up for the pictures. don't worry, the cigarette was never lit Wink)

if you want to vote for me, the link is at http://madmencastingcall.amctv.com/photos/view/4214. i need five stars!!
if you want to comment on how great these pictures looked (because my photographer is amazing, not because of my lack of modeling skills Grin), you can do that too Wink
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009 05:16:03 PM »

awesome job on the dress!! by the way - awesome photog skills chick!! Smiley

« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009 05:30:04 PM »

Oh i love this. I thought Mad Men right away. Looks like something Joan would wear. Its fantastic.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009 05:35:05 PM »

Super retrolicious!


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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009 05:37:07 PM »

Wow!  The dress, the photos, your hair & kitchen... amazing!  I'm definitely giving those project runway patterns a second look!
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009 05:56:28 PM »

Wow, cigs and licquer, my kinda gal. I will have to go vote after I bookmark so I can check back. Congrats on quitting smoking. I am still an addict.

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009 06:12:40 PM »

I absolutely love it!!! And paired with the retro styling of the photo and kitchen is perfect!!!

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009 06:26:55 PM »

Dress is amazing!! I want that kitchen, I already told hubby, that's the kitchen for  me!!

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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009 06:30:19 PM »

Oh that dress is amazing! So are the pics! And also congrats on quitting! I need to!

Oh and I voted for you Cheesy

Okay so once again I am completely redoing my pictures. Got tired of photobucket, the only reason I used it was for here so I decided I will just use Craftster's photo uploader. So while I am switching over my photo links will be broken. Message me if there is a post you would like the pics for.
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009 06:38:04 PM »

Awesome dress, and beautiful photos.
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