1960s | Dresses

McCall’s 5308: My Mad Men-Inspired Dress

March 22, 2012

Hello again! I recently made another garment from a vintage pattern, McCall’s 5308.  I set out to make a Mad Men-inspired dress for both Julia Bobbin‘s Mad Men Sew-Along and the Sew Weekly Mad Men weekly theme. I chose this particular pattern because I really liked the neckline and because I had just enough of this vintage wool that once belonged to my husband’s grandmother to make view A (in green, below).

Here’s a close up of the finished neckline.  I really like the combination of the pleats, the keyhole, and the bow.

The dress also has kimono sleeves and a simple kick pleat to add movement into the narrow wiggle skirt.

I wrote more about both the finished dress and my planning for the Sew-Along on my blog, Sew Well.

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