Here’s another dress entry into the Mad Men competition. When I first saw this emerald green wool crepe, I thought “Joan would look fantastic in that color!” Alas, Joan is a fictional character, so I had to buy it for myself instead. I think she’d approve though.
I made this from Simplicity 3673, which is a reissued pattern. Here’s the original on the right:
I had to do a lot of futzing to get the fit right – it looked like a sack when I first put it on. Joan would not be having any of that!
I ended up doing even more fitting and making it in a red doubleknit, another great color for Ms. Holloway.
I wrote more about fitting this pattern on my blog. Come on by!