So, when we last discussed this year's Mad Men Dress Challenge, I left off with the above image and some outfit ideas. Well, after two years of green, vintage-inspired dresses, I've actually got something a little bit different!
This year, I was still inspired by a green dress, but (finally) my finished project has broken the green-Mad Men-mold. With this lovely lady in mind...
I ended up with something that's almost more like one of her earlier outfits -- and I even have a ponytail to match!
Behold, my most favorite Mad Men Dress Challenge entry ever. Also, plaid!
Pattern: Emery Dress, by Christine Haynes
Fabric: Pink & White lightweight plaid cotton/poly fabric, vintage from Etsy. White Siri lining fabric from Gertie's shop.
Notions: 1 vintage "bone" colored dress zipper and a belt's worth of 1/4" piping cord
Alterations: I used 1 size smaller on the gathered skirt than what I cut for my bodice, reduced the bodice at the waist by 1/2" on each side, added my beloved fabric covered cord belt, omitted pockets, and added kimono-ish sleeve bands using Gertie's excellent tutorial.
Now that I've shared my Mad Men Dress for this year, I'm SO excited (well, I have been all along, really) to see what everyone else made! Julia will be posting her round-up of all entries very soon, so make sure to check them out!