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Mad about Peggy

Added Jan 9, 2012

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...






When the ‘Mad Men’ fever takes hold I become consumed with obsessive thoughts on how to re-create the dress that has become the focus of my latest obsession.

Meet my latest copy-cat; a gingham print dress worn by the character Peggy Olson from the TV series ‘Mad Men.’ She is so sweet it makes me want to douse my eyes in sugar syrup.

And no, I haven’t chopped off my locks, I’ve gotten tricky and pinned it all up and under to make it look like I have a bob hair cut! Sneaky!

For details on how I recreated this dress and a gazillion (sure, that’s a word) more photos, visit my blog at JuliaBobbin


Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage

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    Apr 14, 2014, 01.52 PMby kat034

    This is a truly amazing dress! Ever since I saw it I have been dreaming about it and wanted to make myself one. The result (http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/my-julia-dress) is not as beautiful as yours, though… Nonetheless, thanks a lot for inspiring me with your gorgeous creations and beautiful pictures!

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    Feb 10, 2012, 09.04 AMby elfka

    Yours is better :) You look gorgeous.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 08.42 PMby JuliaBobbin

    Thank you lovely lovely people for your lovely lovely comments! x

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    Jan 16, 2012, 06.30 PMby bohemiannow

    Congrats! Speachless and very jealous!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 03.04 AMby mollykatherine

    So flippin adorable!! you should be very very proud :) xx

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    Jan 14, 2012, 04.59 PMby Maria Antonietta Morelli Medaglia

    This is a great and beatiful dress!!

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    Jan 13, 2012, 08.47 PMby elegantmusings

    Absolutely stunning!!! :)

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    Jan 11, 2012, 08.28 PMby laikadoll

    I think I just love you! …in a totally non creepy way haha!

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    Jan 11, 2012, 12.12 AMby eripper

    The dress looks amazing! :)

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    Jan 11, 2012, 12.11 AMby eripper

    The dress looks amazing! :)

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    Jan 10, 2012, 07.48 PMby sophielophie

    This dress is perfect! love the fabric too.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 12.36 PMby efh1687

    this is extremely flattering on you and i love the back collar!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 11.30 AMby debilovessewing

    LOVE this dress! You’ve done Peggy proud!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 09.41 AMby Dibii

    You inspire me with all your projects and posts!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 07.40 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is such a great dress! well made, fits like a glove and it suits you sooo well. you can be proud of this!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 02.42 AMby schnui

    I love Peggy Olsen too and I really love your take on this dress. Thank-you for sharing your amazing talent.

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    Jan 9, 2012, 10.17 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    Just like Peggy! Only better!!! You are such an inspiration!!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 07.33 PMby iin

    Realy WOW me.

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    Jan 9, 2012, 06.28 PMby brisehuus

    Sooooo beautiful.

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    Jan 9, 2012, 05.35 PMby martinK

    just adorable!!!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 05.17 PMby lienepien

    Looks great! Really nice dress! Your hair must have been a work too to pin it all up! But it looks also good!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 04.44 PMby lauriana

    Wow. Great dress. I’ve loved that dress myself ever since I saw the episode in which Peggy wears it. It’s great and I even thought about recreating it myself (which I won’t, it wouldn’t suit my body). I’ve done it perfectly. Did you use a vintage pattern, adept a pattern or draft our own (I am off to your blog now to find out)?

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    Jan 9, 2012, 04.16 PMby LadyDanburry

    very pretty julia.

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    Jan 9, 2012, 03.33 PMby corarae

    Turned out wonderful! I’ve yet to venture in to plaids for fear of slightly angled seams. Bravo!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 03.28 PMby Seeks Corey

    I love the fabric with this particular pattern! Great job! And as stated by others, the button is perfect.

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    Jan 9, 2012, 02.54 PMby aceshey18

    Great fit, love the design!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 01.36 PMby olac

    OK, all of the comments have covedred all the faaabulous aspects, so all that is left for me to do is add this to my favourites!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 01.31 PMby zrael

    I’m soooooo in love with your dress !!! (kind of think I’m jealous ^^) It’s an excellent job, well done and that fits you so well !!!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 12.46 PMby claudinka

    Only one word: WOW!!

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