Hello, dear readers! This week we are taking a peek at this buttery number Betty wears in episode four, “New Amsterdam”. I have to admit that I’m a bit jealous of January Jones in this costume. I am a fair blond myself, but I cannot wear any shade of yellow without looking like death (perhaps it’s because Betty’s people are Nordic and mine are German), so I am a little resentful that she wears yellow so very well.
I love the fabric in this dress, it is so very dainty and sweet, but I’m afraid I couldn’t find anything that was a close match available online. If you want to troll around your local fabric shops for a suitable substitute, be sure to check out all the screen shots I uploaded up flickr—it’s a little ridiculous how many I took, but when I do research I like to look at as many photos as I can from every possible angle and I know there are other people out there who like to do the same, so these are for you, fellow researcher.
Vintage Dresses on Etsy
Maybe your people are Nordic or perhaps you are a brunette who can rock yellow like no other color—either way, these dresses are for you. However, if you are like me and people constantly ask you if you are ill when you wear yellow in any shade, shape, size & form, maybe you should go for this green shirt dress instead…..
Vintage Sewing Patterns
….or you could make your own version! All four of these patterns are nearly identical to Betty’s dress—and they are in a myriad of bust sizes and price ranges, so snap your favorite up before it’s gone. I’m partial to the top left and bottom right, not only for the pattern but also the handwritten notes. I think there is something magical about finding vintage sewing patterns & books with notes written all over them. I know some people don’t like buying & using/wearing/reading vintage & pre-owned items, and maybe it’s the wannabe archaeologist in me, but I like feeling connected to a previous owner.
That’s it for this edition of MMFM. I have a few random sewing projects I was going share with you later this week, so I hope to see you then!