The Mad Men Megan Draper Coat

by tigerlounge on January 21, 2014 · 11 comments

in Vintage Sewing

This coat is my big winter project – it’s been a major operation – lots of reasons but basically life has gotten in a way a bit. It’s a 1970s Nina Ricci Vogue pattern that I bought on ebay. The fabric is Marc Jacobs from Mood.  This coat was a ton of work, but very satisfying to sew.  I used pad-stitching and basically all the tailoring techniques outline in “Tailoring.”  I was going for a retro look but with a modern twist.  My personal style is no longer “retro,” but I appreciate the aesthetics of the past.  I wanted something like the coats I remember my cool aunts wearing in the early 70s.   I was hugely inspired by Megan Draper from Mad Men – I adore her Youth Glamor style. I’m sure her version of this coat would have been shorter though!   More photos and progress shots on my blog:  I love that this coat works both with the more ladylike dress ‘n’ heels look and my more usual jeans and boots outfit.   



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Lise Neely January 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Congratulations – you did a great job. The coat is fabulous. Wear it with style!!!


Porcelina January 21, 2014 at 3:37 pm

YES!! Very nice work here, you must be super proud!
P x

Reply January 21, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Look perfect, and I love the red buttons.


Julie January 22, 2014 at 7:05 am

Beautifully made!


Draped in Cloudlets January 22, 2014 at 7:58 am

So pretty! Love the horizontal stripes (-:


Susanna January 22, 2014 at 9:31 am

oh that IS nice. Very fine collar rolling work. I envy it. No point in coats here in Western Australia. Coats like that make me miss my English roots. Work it, sista


Fashion Lover January 22, 2014 at 11:56 am

Precioso!! Me encanta el abrigo!



Rosy January 23, 2014 at 7:29 am

Wow! So lovely!


Pat Bankowski January 23, 2014 at 7:48 pm

That’s a great coat. You did a wonderful job.


Lauriana January 24, 2014 at 1:33 am

What a wonderful coat! It’s clear that all that tailoring work paid off!
And it has great style: retro, but in a way which will work well with any modern-day outfit.


Erika January 26, 2014 at 1:26 am

Love this! The fabric makes it so unique!


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