Mad Men Dress Challenge – Inspiration

February 28, 2012

Now that my Pastille is finished, I’m starting to really focus on Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men Dress Challenge! I’ve been re-watching episodes on my lap top and taking screen shots trying to pick my very favorite dress. It’s so hard to choose! Here are just a few that really caught my eye…

Peggy’s pink gingham day dress is right up my ally! Plus, with spring right around the corner, I’d love to add a dress like this to my closet.

This dress is so wonderfully simple and classy! Yellow is my favorite color, and I’ve been known to put a button on anything and everything I can. I think that’s what draws me to this dress so much.  I have a bunch of projects planned for March, along with sewing for the Queen City Craft Fair, so I think simple might be the best option for me and my Mad Men dress.

I saw this dress and had a mini “OMG” moment when I realized we carry almost that exact print at the shop where I work!! How perfect is that?! The fabric match alone makes me feel a serious need to recreate this dress. Like, NEED.

I love Joan’s wardrobe on the show, but when it comes down to it, I just feel way more comfortable in A-line dresses. I can’t tell you how tempted I was to turn the fitted bottom of my Pastille into a big poofy circle skirt! But, I figured in the spirit of the Sew-along, I should probably keep it recognizable as a Pastille. Oh Joan, if only I could rock a wiggle dress like you do!

Betty also wears a ton of super cute A-line summer dresses that I love, but in my mind these 3 stand out the most! Hmm… guess I’ll just have to watch more episodes before I choose.

Is anyone else participating in the challenge? What Mad Men dresses do you love?

Happy Monday All!