Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

The Joan Holloway copy-cat

Added Feb 18, 2012

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...






I know I’m not the only one when I say I love the show Mad Men.

Which is to say I love I love the clothes.

Which is to say I love Joanie.


I’ve decided to embrace my obsession and have created a challenge to the sewing community to get their ‘Mad Men’ on and do a copy-cat of their own! Are You in?
See my blog at JuliaBobbin for details on the Mad Men dress challenge and to join in the fun.

This dress is one of my latest made with blue cotton drill, white ribbon and fully lined. It has already turned into one of my favourites.

For an indecent amount of photos and more details, visit my blog at JuliaBobbin


Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage

45 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Missing

    Oct 24, 2014, 07.40 AMby Jerneja Varšek

    Absolutely amazing! LOVE IT! I hear jealous Joanie roar! :D

  • Test_large

    Apr 11, 2014, 05.39 AMby ginaminton

    Stunning! What a great job done.

  • Img_5077_large

    Mar 24, 2012, 06.15 PMby dewreb

    I’m pretty sure I’ve never loved a dress as much as I love this. It is perfect.

  • Photo-1_large

    Feb 28, 2012, 11.54 AMby marlalalalere

    Next step : ginger head?

  • 20170310_191639_large

    Feb 26, 2012, 07.15 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress

  • 487_large

    Feb 21, 2012, 09.50 PMby jadealamode

    oh my!! you did a very good job! fabulous dress !

  • Dsc_0664-copy_large

    Feb 20, 2012, 11.41 PMby tippiella

    Oh, that is amazing! It’s one of my all-time favourite Joanie dresses as well!

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.34 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Mine too! Thanks so much X

  • Tailor_faiiry_logo_for_your_bussines_cards-1_large

    Feb 20, 2012, 04.54 PMby TailorFairy

    Great dress! Wonderful work!

  • 1_copy_large

    Feb 20, 2012, 11.09 AMby dottty

    You should change ya name to JuliaWoooooooooooooow lmao, what a fantastic dress and fit jj:)x

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.35 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Haha how did you know that’s what I wanted my name to be? Thanks lovely

  • P1030378_large

    Feb 20, 2012, 10.43 AMby katherinech

    I love this dress! Also a big fan of Mad Men so I’m tempted to take on this challenge. http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/category/television/mad-men/page/3 is a great source of inspiration!

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.35 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you Katherine and thank you so much for this link! I have been stalking it non stop since, it’s fabulous!

  • 555601_501658813193233_862358384_n_1__large

    Feb 20, 2012, 09.42 AMby joost52

    That’s better than the original. Bet you’re proud :)

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.36 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Wow thank you, that’s such a great compliment! xxx

  • 3044175_l_large

    Feb 20, 2012, 08.27 AMby olystyrene

    Holy crabsticks! Love the copycat dress, it’s identilicious!

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.37 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Firstly – Identillicious – fantastic word.
      Secondly – crab-sticks are delicious and surprisingly holy.

      Thirdly – you are ace, thank you for your comment!

  • Applehead_large

    Feb 20, 2012, 03.29 AMby JuliaBobbin

    Thank you to everyone for your incredibly wonderful and generous comments. You are all ace of base.

  • Sam_4624_large

    Feb 20, 2012, 03.17 AMby Harshani Daniel

    woow looking great !!!

  • 058_large

    Feb 20, 2012, 12.19 AMby cuada

    gorgeous – such a fun dress!

  • New_image_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 11.14 PMby efh1687

    I’m in for your challenge! Just recently started watching mad men and all of the clothes make me drool! Excellent job on the copycats you have done. I’ll let you know once I’ve made my own copycat :)

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.38 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Yay! Looking forward to seeing it!

      P.s. – don’t fight the drooling. Just sit with a box of tissues next to you when watching TV and dab away. It’s the only thing that I find works xx

  • 121407f8bd9_avatar_quadrat_60_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 09.11 PMby luisa59

    Love this beautiful dress!

  • Avatar-cupcake_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 08.49 PMby frkbustad

    Oh, my god, it’s so bautiful!!! I’ll check out the challange! Sounds like fun.

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.38 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Yay! And thank you!

  • Img_5432_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 08.03 PMby martinK

    again a lovely dress for a pretty woman!

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.38 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you Mr. Martin K!

  • Me_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 07.33 PMby reliablechef

    I like your better than the original! Good job

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.39 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Wow thank you SO much!

  • Im000859_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 07.12 PMby Nickiejc

    What a lovely fit…it couldn’t be improved unless it was sprayed on! Very clever work.

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.39 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Ha! Now that’s something I’m yet to try … you might have gone me onto some crazy new idea now. Hmmm … spray paint …

      Thanks lovely x

  • _dsc1088_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 06.18 PMby Gigette

    So cute :)

  • 123_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 05.51 PMby tirrs


  • Img_6553_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 03.08 PMby rshelly13

    i think that “joanie” would say how much she admires your work. (in her sassy way). you should be proud. it looks amazing!

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.40 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Oh you’re making me all excited. You had me at Joanie.

      Thanks Madam x

  • Just_debbie_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 01.45 PMby Deborah Zimmerman

    Love, love, love this dress! Very inspiring. I’m going to check out your site!

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.40 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Yay! Thanks Deborah x

  • Img_2436_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 11.46 AMby ecila

    WOW. Are you sure to start a riot?? Seriously, you ‘re my sewing hero! Wow wow wow Can someone put my jaw into it’s right place? This is wonderful!

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.41 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Ecila you are too kind! Thank you!

  • Profile_pic_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 11.19 AMby Jeyco

    so cute!!

  • 20180927_015138_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 11.10 AMby ronnielee

    Nice one Julia. Not often Joanie gets stood up, but your dress is better than hers!!

    1 Reply
    • Applehead_large

      Feb 24, 2012, 09.41 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Woh! Thank you! Now I’m going to be impossible to live with after that wonderful compliment! My poor husband x

  • Img_2196_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 10.31 AMby Rosemarysclothes


  • 191f8419b65e6d80c3bc2282c10de19f9dacbfa2_large

    Feb 19, 2012, 09.24 AMby laurii

    beautiful:) x

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 180 people added it