Another Megan Draper Dress


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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Ex-archaeologist. Lazy seamstress (getting better). Aspiring librarian. Lover of fifties and sixties style.

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10 comments… add one

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

  • 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 ;)

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

  • 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!

    • 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 :)

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

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

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

  • Just darling.

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


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