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The hubs and I went to The Getty Museum on a day date. I honestly made this dress in one night and out of the scraps of my failed tree skirt project. I mixed two patterns together. The top of New Look 6002 and the skirt from Simplicity 4236. The fabric is a red and white stripped cotton, the bow on my midriff is a vintage upholstery fabric scrap from a chair cushion that belonged to my late Grandma. I felt very Betty Draper in this dress paired with my mint knitted cardi. This was a fun and easy dress to make and I can't wait to wear it again.

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Comment by Judy Roberson on December 20, 2011 at 6:11pm

Pretty background in the picture.Love your dress

Comment by Cathe on December 20, 2011 at 7:36pm
Oh the Geety, so fun! Have you visited the Getty villa in Malibu? I remember going there with my grandparents when I was a kid.

Your dress is adorable and so sunny! I love that you incorporated your grandma's cushion, too fun!
Comment by Cathe on December 20, 2011 at 7:36pm
That is, fabric from your Grandma's cushion!
Comment by Bethany Pearson on December 20, 2011 at 9:13pm

Melissa, Thanks so much! I can only finish things in one night if the child is asleep and my husband is doing school work. Other than that I feel like either one of them need my constant attention (rightfully so of course) I hope I remind you of Betty's style and not her sour attitude. I love Betty's style.

Comment by Janice Z on December 20, 2011 at 9:13pm
Winning pattern combo! You look lovely.
Comment by Bethany Pearson on December 20, 2011 at 9:14pm

Judy, the back ground is the gardens of the Getty. They are so beautiful. Thank you for your compliments!

Comment by Bethany Pearson on December 20, 2011 at 9:15pm

Cathe, LOL. I try to save remnants of fabric I've collected from my grandmother so that I can incorporate her into whatever I may create. She was my biggest influence in the sewing and fashion world. 

Comment by Trish Blair on December 21, 2011 at 12:48am

Gorgeous - that bow is so cute!

Comment by charlotte powell- brooks on December 21, 2011 at 3:14am

a really beautiful dress, I love the pleating at the front and the bow is very cute too. x x x

Comment by Lucha on December 21, 2011 at 10:39am

Really lovely dress!!!!!!!!! You look great in it!!!

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