Mad Men Sewing Challenge - Teal Joan Dress

Added Apr 23, 2013

by aur0ra

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I made this dress for Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men Dress Challenge #2. I included my inspiration dress in the photo gallery. It’s a teal dress that Joan wore in season 5.

I used the pattern in the photo gallery as a base pattern, but I made several alterations and additions, as you can see. I added buttons on the front bodice, changed the neckline and drafted a collar to go with the neckline. Then, I drafted new facing pieces for the front and back. I lengthened the darts on the front and back of the skirt. I also had to take the darts in a bit more at the waist.

You can see more photos and details in this post.

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Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Vintage

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    May 12, 2013, 06.39 PMby in-stockholm

    This is all sorts of awesome!

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    Apr 28, 2013, 04.43 PMby pampula

    beautiful dress, looks stunning on you!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.52 AMby aur0ra

      Thank you so much!

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    Apr 27, 2013, 10.31 AMby Cerises

    Wauw ! Very nice!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.51 AMby aur0ra

      Thanks!

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    Apr 26, 2013, 04.43 PMby spulford

    Awesome in every way. And the effort of those buttons seems totally worth it— they look fantastic on this dress. I want to print this out and tape it to my sewing wall as inspiration. Good luck in the challenge.

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.51 AMby aur0ra

      Thank you! Wow! I’m flattered that you like the dress so much. :)

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    Apr 25, 2013, 09.11 AMby loulourosa

    How sweet, with the collar you aded to the pattern. It looks lovely!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.53 AMby aur0ra

      Thank you! The collar definitely makes the dress much more interesting.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 09.16 PMby Milena Bella

    Love what you did Becca! Playing with pattens is my favorite game:) And this color is soo rich on you. Fabulous!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.57 AMby aur0ra

      Thanks! Yeah, it’s a lot of fun to play around with patterns! :)

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    Apr 24, 2013, 02.43 PMby Madcinderella

    Love the colour, love the dress!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.57 AMby aur0ra

      Thanks!

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    Apr 23, 2013, 11.56 PMby Poppy Flowers

    The colour is one of my fav! It really compliments your hair colour! :) very nice dress and your tailored details look petfect!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 11.58 AMby aur0ra

      It’s one of my favorite colors too! :) Thanks you so much!

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    Apr 23, 2013, 08.48 PMby gerberdingerson

    Beautiful color. This looks great=)

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      Apr 29, 2013, 12.06 PMby aur0ra

      Thank you!

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    Apr 23, 2013, 08.47 PMby Lolibraun

    Awesome!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 12.06 PMby aur0ra

      Thanks! :)

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    Apr 23, 2013, 05.58 PMby frkbustad

    This is absolutely adorable! Great dress!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 12.06 PMby aur0ra

      Thank you so much!

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    Apr 23, 2013, 05.46 PMby tika1210

    I love this dress and the fit looks fabulous on you

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      Apr 29, 2013, 12.09 PMby aur0ra

      Thanks! I spent quite a bit of time fussing with the fit.

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    Apr 23, 2013, 02.03 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress, i love it with and without the neck tie. it looks fabulous on you. good luck x

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      Apr 29, 2013, 12.11 PMby aur0ra

      Thank you! I like it both ways too. It’s great that it’s versatile, so I can pair it with different accessories and shoes. :)

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    Apr 23, 2013, 01.16 PMby LiverpoolFi

    Stunning!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 12.11 PMby aur0ra

      Thanks!

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    Apr 23, 2013, 01.10 PMby iamsupermom

    wow very nice

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      Apr 29, 2013, 12.11 PMby aur0ra

      Thank you.

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    Apr 23, 2013, 01.03 PMby ariation

    Very nice recreation! Well done

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      Apr 29, 2013, 12.15 PMby aur0ra

      Thanks!

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    Apr 23, 2013, 12.36 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    lovely! great job!

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      Apr 29, 2013, 12.15 PMby aur0ra

      Thank you!

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