Vintage Sewing

A Bit Late

January 24, 2010
These were my winter break projects, even though I started them way back in October for the Mad Men competition but never got around to finishing! I was going for Joan Holloway, but I think my natural Peggy-ness outdoes it.

I took a waste-not, want-not attitude with the skirt – it was way too long, so instead of throwing away the bit I chopped off the bottom, I used it to make the ruffle. For patterns, I used Simplicity 3358(1960) and McCalls 5082(1959). You can read more here.

  1. I love the whole outfit! I think it is a nice combination of Joan and Betty. I especially love the neckline of the blouse – and the brooch you've put on looks fabulous.

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