The “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Dress

As I planned to rush out make a picnic-ish dress for a date, the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” dress has the honour of debuting this project! The choice of fabric is Elegance in Cream from Moda’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s collection by Joanna Figueroa, hence the name. I really wished I can wipe out every single piece of fabric from the collection!

Betty Draper was a convenient source of inspiration as I have been dying to make a dress which resembles what she would wear in Mad Men. There is no reason why you wouldn’t fall in love with and lust for her wardrobe!

(Photo credit: TomandLorenzo)

The dress Betty wore to a picnic in Season 2 was a love at first sight but it was not easy to decide on the choice of fabric (both are equally pretty!). I finally settled on the one on the left which coincides with ‘Something Floral, Something Blue‘ on the Week of January 24th in Sew Weekly. For this dress, I kept the gathered rectangle skirt and the U-neckline, but changed the spaghetti strap to sleeveless.

I bought the wrong colour, couldn’t find the perfect one in local stores and decided to hide it instead.

Fabric: Cotton from Moda (~SGD 10.50/yard, used ~1.6yards)
Notions: Invisible zipper and bias tape
Time to complete (including drafting): 6 hours
First worn: May 2011 (to a picnic date)
Wear again? Definitely!

Total Cost:~ SGD 17


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