Mad Men Inspired Dress – Simplicity 2955

Hi all!

I just wanted to share a dress that I made over a year ago! I’ve been wearing it a lot lately since I have to wear all black to work. My only regret is not making the matching bolero and cummerbund. One day!

I used Simplicity 2955 from 1955 and used a linen mix for the fabric. I love the feel of the fabric, but it does wrinkle a lot!

Here’s the dress!

For more pictures from my Mad Men inspired shoot, check out my blog!

Until next time!




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Hi! I'm Allie, a vintage stylist and fashion design student based in Dallas. Be sure to check out my blog Through the Alley.

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4 comments… add one

  • Your dress is lovely! That bolero is weirding me out, though. How exactly does it stay on? Is it buttoned in the back?

  • I love this dress! It is so cute and classy. I’m curious about the bolero, too. Does it just slip over the head, or does it button in the back?

  • You look absolutely brilliant – good on you! It obviously is a vintage style dress, but somehow you manage to look both timeless and current!

  • This dress is the most perfect dress I have ever seen. You look amazing! It’s so classy, clean and simple–but certainly ANYTHING but boring! Every woman should own this dress!


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