Ms. Mad Men Extraordinaire + New Look Patterns

Howdy everybody!…Its kind of a melancholy evening for me; my mind is on things that aren’t that happy but yet the memories are very much alive…You may or may not know that I consider myself an orphan now (parents deceased)….I also know my sewing know-how has a lot to do with my Mom….after all, it’s her modest sewing machine that I create with…she and my father have been heavy on my mind today….Lucky for me my mind had the ability to think of one million and one things simultaneously which means that my mind was on sewing just as heavy as well as my new favorite show ~~~~> MAD MEN….that show has really rubbed off on me…
I decided to watch an episode of it the other day because one of my sewing friends told me a while back that she was surprised I didn’t watch it because of the ladies’ fashion that the show features…Now while I don’t usually watch shows for the characters’ style of dress, I must admit that I now tune in to MAD MEN because of their impeccable style…Both women and men…Now while style is the main reason I am now a super fan, it is definitely not the only reason…the show is just beyond cool; you have to watch it to understand…I didn’t realize that I was already a MAD MEN kinda gal when I started buying patterns or when I started to watch the show…I didn’t know anything about it….You can bet I do now! (smiles and hauteness in 50’s and 60’s style forever)
Maybe all my dresses I have whipped up with the exception of one or two give you a “back in the day” woman type feel and it was purposely done…Sex appeal without all the raunch is my fortay and sewing makes it bunches easier to convey just that….Now that I’m aware of my official MAD MEN dress craze I had to whip up a dress for the epiphany…..
I sewed up New Look Pattern #0167 View A…..I added a tie belt from another New Look Pattern in my stash to finish off the dress…..Now I will share the photos because I need to make some dinner…be back when I can and if you have time tell me whatcha’ think of my new diggs….;)

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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

2 thoughts on “Ms. Mad Men Extraordinaire + New Look Patterns”

  1. Thank you Janelle!…Im in love with this show…Im in the middle of the first season with at least 5 more seasons to go! LOL…You're the friend I'm talking about in the post! (hearts and smiles)…and thank you (my dress) it is really snazzy…the photos really do it no justice…I did a good job on it; took my time and it came out very nice….my skills are definitely improving..I see it with every new thing I sew up! 🙂


  2. Very glad you have been able to find something distracting to think about… that you enjoy! And so glad you have finally found Mad Men! You have to watch it from the beginning, SEW awesome! Great dress!!! You are really honing your skills.


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