1.19.2011

Mad Men Sew-Along : Cutting my fabric

To cut out my dress I first needed to make another neck facing since I changed the neckline of my pattern. It's pretty simple to do this. I got some tissue paper and traced my new neckline and the shoulder and center front edge.
Next, I measured 2 inches in from the neckline and connect the curved line.

Now cut out your shape and mark it. It is now your new neckline facing.

I then cut out all of my fabric and my lining. I decided to line my entire dress and also have a neck facing so this is what I cut out:


main fabric
- 1 bodice front on fold
- 2 bodice backs
- 1 front neck facing on fold (newly drafted)
- 2 back neck facings
- 1 skirt front on fold
- 2 skirt backs
- 2 sleeves on fold
lining fabric
- 1 bodice front on fold
- 2 bodice backs
- 1 skirt front on fold
-2 skirt backs
- 2 sleeves on fold



3 comments:

  1. Looking lovely! Kelli, I've added another post about the challenge, "It's all over 'cept the hemming." Thanks for MadMen challenge! I'm wearing mine to hubby's company party next week. - K.

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  2. Wow. That's awesome! I'm gonna try that someday. Love it!

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  3. Hi Kelli, I have finally posted my version of the Mad Men dress. http://bombardone.com/sewingprincess/2011/01/mad-men-dress-finished/
    Thanks again for hosting this challenge and I will look forward to more tips. I might make another one soon

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