Mad Men dress using Simplicity 5961

by stitchandwitter on March 27, 2012 · 6 comments

in 1960s

Hey everyone!

Us UK types are waiting with bated breath for the first screening of Mad Men tonight! I’ve joined in with Julia Bobbin’s most awesome challenge: To make a Mad Men dress, in honour of its return!

Mad Men dress challenge

I selected a Joanie dress (like about 80% of everyone doing the challenge!) and used Simplicity 5961.

I reduced the shoulder width by 3/4″ each side and reduced the bodice width by about 1/4″ to the waist area.I had bought ribbon for the trim but bias binding worked much better on the curves. I liked it so much – I stuck it on the sleeves as well!

If you have time pop on over to my blog for more silly pics and info :)

Just gonna mix myself a cocktail and settle in for the night!

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noecassandre March 27, 2012 at 6:26 am

très jolie robe , vraiment réussie .Le biais blanc apporte une grande élégance à cette robe.

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Lizzy March 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Nice job! Like it

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Jessamyn March 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

As you say in your blog entry it diverged quite a bit from a Joan dress – but in the end you wound up with quite a nifty, Mod little Megan Calvet Draper dress!

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Gina March 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I love this!!! So pretty!

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Nathalie March 28, 2012 at 4:10 am

Very cute! And like someone else said, very Season 5 Megan.

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Betty Stitchup March 29, 2012 at 6:39 am

This is such a cute dress – I’ve actually been looking for a pattern just like this – well done!

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