The Mad Men Megan Draper Coat

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: 4-sisters.blogspot.com  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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I am a writer and literary agent who lives in Jackson, WY.


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

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

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  • Look perfect, and I love the red buttons.

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  • Beautifully made!

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  • So pretty! Love the horizontal stripes (-:

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  • 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

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  • Precioso!! Me encanta el abrigo!

    Besos!

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  • Wow! So lovely!

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

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  • 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.

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  • Love this! The fabric makes it so unique!

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