Added Jun 7, 2009
London, United K...
I was inspired by the blue dress worn by the character Joan Holloway that is in Mad Men (season 2). I love most of her outfits.
I flat drafted the pattern from scratch with fitted kimono sleeves (really like them at the moment).
I found the fabric quite thick so it became bulky with 2 layers and had to be careful with the lapels.
I modified it quite a bit – I made a flat waistband, removed the bow, made a small pinch at the V neck instead of a gather as the fabric is stretchy and bulked too much.
I also decided not to choose a permanent contrasting fabric on the chest or cuffs so I could wear different tops under it instead.
small slit at the back as I like to still walk with a normal stride to work!
one-way stretch synthetic fabric with small houndstooth patter
One long zip
Mad Men for inspiration
Martin for the photos
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