Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ghost Town, USA.

You guys. I've been totally MIA. I flat out MISSED the deadline for the Made Men Challenge. (Still working on the dress, though!)

Fine, let's talk about the dress. These pictures are horrible, they really are. I'm SO CLOSE to being done. So Close. I can literally taste it. (No, I cannot.)

The inspiration dress is, of course, Betty's fabulous party dress in Season 2.

Photos from the fabulous Tom + Lorenzo blog

We can discuss the fact that I failed to read the directions, so the straps are being added as an "after thought" which involves a lot of hand sewing, which I do not find relaxing at all.

We can discuss the fact that I'm worried I bit a look easter-egg ish?

And can we talk about the back? Something went wrong. I know that it doesn't look like it, but trust me. The color blocks match up, which is great! But, the top doesn't. which is bad. This isn't an everyday garment and therefore should probably have had a little more attention paid it. the problem for me, is that I honestly don't know how to fix it without tearing the entire thing apart.


Just now I tried the dress on to sew on the last strap, and I can't seem to get the zipper up. I'm setting this aside before I break the zipper and have to start all over again.


  1. So cute! Hang in there with the straps. It will be worth it!

    1. Thanks Suzanne. I am excited to do a photoshoot in the kitchen of my house. My landlord has a super awesome vintage stove that will be perfect!

  2. What pattern did you follow for this? I don't think it's Easter eggish! And even it is, it's the right time of year for that! I think it's super cute!

    1. I used McCalls 5850, which I used for my burger halloween dress. Can't wait for this thing to be done!

    2. Oh! Your burger dress was awesome!

  3. I love it! I love your strapless dresses!! The material is adorable x and no u do not look like an Easter egg :)

  4. You are amazingly talented and dedicated! This dress is gorgeous! I think you should leave it strapless - as Neeno said, "I love your strapless dresses" and how you wear them!


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