Joan Holloway Mad Men dress - New Look 6968

Added Nov 3, 2010

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I made this dress for a Joan Holloway costume. I used New Look 6968 with sleeves and the collar. I have a few difficulties with the collar – the entire neckline was way too bulky, with a lining, a collar, and interfacing? So I removed the interfacing and inserted the collar between the lining and the outer fabric. That made the collar lie flatter, but I still have no idea how to attach/tie the collar. It seems like you’re supposed to make some kind of “loop”, but how to do that was unclear. I tried to just tie the collar in some kind of bow, but it really doesn’t work. I have literally spent 15 minutes trying to tie the collar to look decent every time I put this dress on, and I just give up. I am going to try to sew it into a bow.
Also, the measurements on the pattern envelope were very inaccurate. I actually measured myself, and though I normally wear a size 12, based on my measurements, I decided to make an 18. It was huge! especially the sleeves and the back, they were just gaping. I also had to take the waist in and the hips in a lot.
Anyway, I think it’s a nice dress that I will wear a lot, so I don’t mind that I had to re-do several parts of it.

Material Notes

Cotton with some kind of silicon coating from Global fabrics.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic
Material
Cotton

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    Mar 29, 2011, 08.06 AMby kiwibubbles

    Hey. This dress is so cute, I think I saw it on your blog once before when I was googling wiggle dresses. This shouldn’t be for a costume, you should wear this dress all the time, it is so cute and flattering!

    p.s. the brooch is a nice touch too!

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    Nov 4, 2010, 08.28 AMby kihli

    Stunning dress, and very authentical (at least i my eyes)!

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    Nov 3, 2010, 11.21 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Why is it that patterns seem so big? Cute dress.

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