Monday, October 3, 2011

Mad Men

I noticed Mad Men had arrived on Netflix' watch instantly list and so I gave it a shot the other night. I hated it. I think they meant to title the show Adultry because that seemed to be the main premise. I turned it off at the strip club, but not before I noticed with elation that the women in this show are NORMAL! They are curvy and busty and beautiful and even the stripper was probably a size 10 or 12! It reminded me that this obsession with being scrawny is still a rather new one. Maybe having meat on our bones will be back in style soon, huh? Fingers crossed. 

The reason I bring this up is because Mad Men seems to have taken the fashion world by storm. Along with Kate Middleton, the show has managed to bring classy back a little bit and I am lovin' it.  In fact, Banana Republic had a limited edition Mad Men collection. This was my favorite dress:
I don't know what the price was, but it doesn't matter. I'm going to try to make it :)

Speaking of making things, I finally got to go to Denver Fabrics today! I went because I was going to buy fabric for my military ball dress.  Then I had a bit of a reality check. I couldn't decide on fabrics or patterns, there wasn't quite enough of the few fabrics I loved, I don't really know how to work with stretch lace over an underlining and ... well, there's just not enough time. The ball is in a month and among the baby bedding, Halloween sewing and Christmas sewing, I don't have time to make a muslin and a gown. So, I let myself off the hook. I will buy a dress this year and next year I'll start thinking about it MUCH earlier!

I did get some pretty fabulous knits today, though :)  I've been seeing a lot of lace skirts around, like this one:

And this one:

When I found this fabric, I knew it would be perfect!
This photo makes it look kinda gray, but it's actually the same color as skirts in those photos :) And mine will only cost about 8 bucks, ha! 

I also got this knit:
I love this one so much! I'm going to make a long dress with it. I can't wait. 

I got some others, but I won't bore you with so many fabrics until they are actually made into something. Which might be sometime next year, ha! 


  1. It's really not pro-adultry. He makes a pretty big mess of his life due to his decisions. I love Mad Men!

  2. I agree with Steph - give it another try. It took me a while to get into it, but now I have found that it actually makes quite intelligent and thought provoking commentary on the consequences of your choices, how far we have come (especially as women) since the 1960s, and many other topics. Plus, the big bonus (especially for a fashionista like you) is that the costuming is to die for!

  3. Your sewing is such an inspiration to me! I am having a bit of a slump right now, but I love seeing what you are working on. Thanks so much! PS, I don't love MadMen either. I tried a couple of times to watch it and I just couldn't get into it. Have you seen PanAm? It has great costuming too! :)