Another Megan Draper Dress

by missalliemass on April 24, 2013 · 10 comments

in 1960s,Dresses,Mad Men Inspired


I decided to double up on to-do tasks and stitch up my very first version of Colette’s new Laurel for JuliaBobbin’s 2nd Mad Men Challenge. I was inspired my Megan Draper’s colorful, modern prints (as were some other challenge participants!) and lucky for me I had the perfect stretch cotton in my tub already!

I had a great run of luck on this project, because I did not make a muslin for this pattern, but I think it fits rather nicely! The shift style and the gathered sleeve cuffs, paired with my wild paisley print, make this retro dress very late 60s, dont you think?

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Anthea April 24, 2013 at 10:39 am

Very cute! Love the fabric and the matching bow in your hair!


Anna April 24, 2013 at 10:52 am

Wow, this looks really awesome! The fabric is really nice and it suits you perfectly, especially with the bun and the bow and your eyes ;)


missalliemass April 24, 2013 at 11:42 am

Thanks! I usually go for an ealier 60s look, so I turned to my muse Megan Draper for accessories inspiration.


raywuwei April 24, 2013 at 11:08 am

All the crazy bows are one of my favorite aspects of the MadMen outfits, I’m glad you added that touch. And super cute dress, you definitely look like one of the secretaries!


missalliemass April 24, 2013 at 11:41 am

Thank you! I’m really in love with the hairstyles of the times, and I’ll take ANY excuse to do my hair vaguely-retro :)


mariebayarea April 24, 2013 at 11:58 am

This is such a cool, mod dress, and it really suits you. I love your hair do also.


Miss Crayola Creepy April 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm

So cool!!! I wish I had that fabric :)


Linda April 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Very well done! LOVE it! You look totally ADORABLE!


Becky Culbertson April 27, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Just darling.


Stephanie Anderson May 1, 2013 at 9:52 am

Love the late 60′s look, you did a great job! Do you ever dabble into creating rockabilly clothing?


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