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The Betty Draper Suit

Added Nov 9, 2010

by tilly-vanilly

London, United K...






I made this jacket using Simplicity 7032 from 1967, a pattern which looks EXACTLY like a shot of Betty Draper in Mad Men (check out image comparison here)!

This was my first time sewing a lining, making scallops, and sewing something as complicated as a jacket, so I’m chuffed that it’s turned out okay.

More details on my blog, including finished jacket details here and tutorial on sculpting scallops here :)

Material Notes

Gabardine shell
Polyester lining




Garment Type
Classic, Vintage
Other, Polyester

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    Oct 22, 2012, 05.41 PMby Inga 888

    Super cute jacket! And so well fitted as well.

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    Nov 11, 2010, 09.09 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Oh how I want this pattern! <3

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    Nov 11, 2010, 02.16 PMby isabel lily

    Sooo cute! Mad Men is my favorite show ever! Very Betty Draper… <3

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    Nov 10, 2010, 10.57 PMby northome

    Beautiful jacket!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 10.21 PMby lexxyradd

    absolutely LOVE!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 09.19 PMby brisehuus

    It is soooooooooo beautiful. Wow!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 07.17 PMby juebejue

    i think its so funny that betty draper was wearing something exactly the same as this pattern! maybe the costume maker actually made that one from the pattern! :D good job, it looks so cute on you, i want to make one too now! :D

    p.s. i detest shoulder pads, but for some reason this looks great on you!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 07.16 PMby carottesauvage

    Just checked your blog, I really like the whole creative process involved in this jacket (and the garment growing a Marina Vlady head)!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 07.03 PMby sewclairey

    That pattern looks exactly like Betty Draper (is it sad that I wouldn’t have had to see the screen-shot of Mad Men to realise that the pattern cover looks just like Betty in the Rome episode?!). I absolutely love your version though, the colours are a perfect match.

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    Nov 10, 2010, 04.58 PMby tilshmil

    Super cute! The scallops really make it special. Great job!


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    Nov 10, 2010, 03.50 PMby pampula

    the scallopes are lovely! wanna make one myself:)

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    Nov 10, 2010, 01.19 PMby skeeler

    Very inspiring!!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 09.57 AMby HouseOf Pinheiro

    clever ! looks lovely and unique !

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    Nov 10, 2010, 09.32 AMby aggelicat .)

    sooo beautiful :)

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    Nov 10, 2010, 09.15 AMby redviv

    Well done, it’s super.

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    Nov 10, 2010, 07.33 AMby libbysharf

    Amazing! I love it

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    Nov 10, 2010, 07.16 AMby lizah

    this is so cute! I love when the lining is in a cute color and the scallops looks great!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 05.14 AMby irmchen


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    Nov 10, 2010, 03.08 AMby smallone

    what a score that pattern is….Your jacket is so lovely!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 01.28 AMby lexicooks

    Oh it’s amazing! Can’t wait to see the whole suit!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 01.07 AMby forabetter

    Love how you modernized it with the berry color!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 12.11 AMby olystyrene

    That is sooo cute!! Scallops are so feminine, you look lovely!

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    Nov 9, 2010, 11.56 PMby smurfette2010

    Wow, looks great! It really does look like the Betty Draper picture!!! I wonder if their costume designers got their inspiration from the same pattern.

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    Nov 9, 2010, 11.49 PMby morganelle

    This is so adorable!

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    Nov 9, 2010, 11.12 PMby cantare

    Agreed, agreed: Absolutely beautiful in make, color, and design! Great job for so many firsts, quite impressive!

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    Nov 9, 2010, 10.33 PMby be-bops1

    LOVE it!! Awesome colors.

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    Nov 9, 2010, 10.27 PMby stellahumphrey

    This is absolutely beautiful! I love the aqua lining too!

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