Mad Men Teal Joan Dress

by Becca on April 23, 2013 · 11 comments

in 1960s,Dresses,Mad Men Inspired,Vintage Sewing

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.

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Stephanie April 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

This looks really great! :)

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Liannephoto April 23, 2013 at 10:15 am

I want it! Absolutely lovely!

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raywuwei April 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Oh man, I was sooooo tempted to do that dress. You did a great job, especially considering the alterations you had to do to get the right copy-cat effect!

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sati5000 April 23, 2013 at 1:12 pm

That dress looks great! I love the detailing and especially the buttons. Fantastic!

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Lizzy April 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Oh!!! so pretty!!! love it! you did a great job!

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Amber April 23, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I actually like the neckline on yours better. I think it opens up your face/neck, and it’s really flattering.

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Shaysierae April 23, 2013 at 5:11 pm

You did a great job :) the color of this dress is just perfect!

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mariebayarea April 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Wow! Absolutely stunning.

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EmSewCrazy April 24, 2013 at 1:53 pm

You look amazing! Love the colors!!

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Gill April 25, 2013 at 3:33 pm

That is an amazing dress.

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Erika April 26, 2013 at 12:09 am

LOVE this dress! Very true to the inspiration and so flattering to you!

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