Julia Bobbins Mad Men Challenge 3 (I’m in)

I participated in Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men Challenge before, but embarrassingly I never finished the dress/completed the challenge. I think I failed because I felt it was hard to copy an exact look.

This time I’m sure I will have better luck because I am going for a dress ‘inspired’ by one of the looks in the show, rather than a close copy of something that was worn (it’s too hard to find similar fabrics!).

So here’s what I’m thinking…


She may not be my favorite character but the girl sure does have a great wardrobe! Because she’s young and wealthy she has all the styles that were current and true to the late 60s (in comparison to many of the other characters). I like a short skirt but I would not go as short as hers (in the picture) I like the idea of bell-like sleeves and a higher collar (but it would have a similar vibe to hers)!

If I have more ideas I will post them but I think I will be going for this fun patterned shift.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else is planning for this one xo

Julia Bobbin - Mad Men Challenge III
  1. Anne W said:

    That – is going to look fantastic!!! Can’t wait!

    • Yay! Thanks Anne! I’m excited too! Are you participating?

      • Anne W said:

        I wasn’t going to, too many other things on my sewing table! 🙂

      • Fair enough 😀

  2. Alice said:

    Yay! That’s great! I love Megan’s style — it’s so modern, and she pulls off all her outfits flawlessly! I must admit though that I do have a soft spot for Megan, perhaps it’s her independence and confidence 🙂
    I’m planning on participating this year again, too! and like you, I’m going to not worry about matching the fabric too much, as it’s just too stressful! My inspirations are here: http://smoonbeam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/mad-men-challenge-3-im-in.html but I’m also now thinking about making a blue blouse Betty wore back in season 1.
    Can’t wait to see what you make – I love the pattern that you picked out and the fabric.

    • So excited about your look! I really like the idea of a cotton-blouse in the Betty Draper style. I can totally see you rocking that look!

  3. Sue said:

    Ooh, I do love this look of Megan’s, and I know this style will look adorable on you. I like your fabric even better than the inspiration dress! 😀

    • Thanks Sue 🙂 I love the fact that it’s from my stash. It’s kind of like when I cook but I use ingredients I already have (rather than going shopping). Sorry for the silly analogy…

    • Yay feeling way more confident about my choice now. Thanks!

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