McCall’s 5308: My Mad Men-Inspired Dress

by ahearta

in 1960s,Dresses

Hello again! I recently made another garment from a vintage pattern, McCall’s 5308.  I set out to make a Mad Men-inspired dress for both Julia Bobbin‘s Mad Men Sew-Along and the Sew Weekly Mad Men weekly theme. I chose this particular pattern because I really liked the neckline and because I had just enough of this vintage wool that once belonged to my husband’s grandmother to make view A (in green, below).

Here’s a close up of the finished neckline.  I really like the combination of the pleats, the keyhole, and the bow.

The dress also has kimono sleeves and a simple kick pleat to add movement into the narrow wiggle skirt.

I wrote more about both the finished dress and my planning for the Sew-Along on my blog, Sew Well.

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Amy slowly eased her way into sewing in 2010. In 2011 her hobby truly blossomed, including her first foray into vintage patterns. She can also be found writing on her own blog, Sew Well.

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parismegs March 23, 2012 at 12:26 am

Love it – especially the neckline – very sexy in an understated way :-)

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D'ellis March 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Love the charming neckline & bow – they look so cute.
Great job!!

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