Craft Bits — ‘Mad Men’ Returns, Tangerine Tango, A Record-Breaking Wedding Dress

Posted by on Mar 23, 2012

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So excited for that vintage fab fest "Mad Men," especially after leaving us for 17 months. But until they call us back on Sunday, we choose to distract ourselves with other crafty news, including a wedding dress that makes Guinness swoon, spring's trendiest new home decor color and a reality show that gives the true story behind your underpants.

Betty Draper from
Baby, Come Back 

Finally! Our favorite (albeit fickle) ode-to-vintage show returns. Celebrate the premiere of "Mad Men" with a themed cocktail party, thanks to AMC's party decor guide, with offerings like paper invitations, drink recipes, music ideas and more.
Head to AMC for creating your official themed "Mad Men" cocktail party guide.
tangerine is spring
My Darling Clementine 

Can't get enough of feisty redheads? The Washington Post has named reddish-orange Tangerine Tango as this season's trendiest color. A contrast to last year's teenage honeysuckle, this fiery blast of attention is said to incorporate easily into crafts and home decor. 
Is tangerine the new color to tango with? Read more from the Washington Post
record-breaking wedding dress train
Train Gang 
New York Daily News reports a wedding gown train that, at over 2 miles long, breaks the previous Guinness World Record of less than 1 mile. The train demanded $8,000 and nearly 100 days from 10 seamstresses. 
Is this record-breaking wedding dress train beautiful or just crazy? You decide. Head to New York Daily News for more. 
British garment factory workers
Bottom's Up 

British retail guru Mary Portas has invited reality TV to cover her latest project: re-opening a formerly closed knickers factory. Funded by the BBC, the show examines England's drowning textile industry, the life of local mill workers and, our favorite, an abundance of panty puns. 
To learn more about the reality TV show's coverage of the underwear factory, go to the Manchester Evening News.
yarn bombing at Philadelphia City Hall
Yarn Bombing Goes Mainstream 

No longer constrained to Philly's grotty underbelly, the cheery yarn graffiti is now decorating Philadelphia City Hall in celebration of Fiber Philadelphia 2012, a month-long frolic of fiber and textile arts. 
NewsWorks has more on this yarn bombing exhibit. 

Image credits (from top): AMC, AMC, York Wallcoverings / AP, Vidam Ghirda / AP, Channel 4 and Emma Lee / NewsWorks

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