I made this dress for Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men Dress Challenge.
My inspiration was this teal dress that Joan wore in season 5.
I used Butterick 2952 as a base pattern, but I made several alterations and additions.
I added buttons on the front bodice, changed the neckline and drafted a collar to go with the neckline. Then, I drafted new facing pieces for the front and back. For a closer fit, I lengthened the darts on the front and back of the skirt. I also had to take the darts in a bit more at the waist. There is an invisible zip on the left side for closure, instead of a zipper in the back.
For more details and photos, see this post.