Peggy dress

Peggy dress

Peggy dress

Peggy dress

Peggy dress

Peggy dress
dress: self-made, pattern here // shoes: Chelsea Crew

So a few weeks ago I was catching up on Mad Men and saw this dress.


And then Julia Bobbin announced yet another Mad Men Challenge. Um, yes please!

So then I had to figure out what pattern I wanted to use and whether I wanted to go woven or knits. At first I was thinking of using a wool blend and one of my go-to patterns, but then I realized I had the perfect double knit in navy and scarlet and that my trusty Lady Skater would be perfect!

I made a few adjustments as usual (omitted the neck band, shortened the sleeves, added the waist tab thing and the skirt panels), and I actually took some photos for a tutorial post I’ll put up later this week.

And as an added bonus, if I ever go to see a Barcelona soccer game, I’ll be all set in the wardrobe department!

30 thoughts on “Peggy”

  1. Wow! I think it looks even better than the inspiration! I wish I could sew; it’d be the perfect way to have my dream closet!

  2. This was my favourite of Peggy’s outfits, it’s soo beautiful and looks very comfy too! Liked your comment about Barca, hahah!

    1. Hehe I’m so glad someone got it! I’m not a huge soccer person but I have a friend who’s obsessed with Messi πŸ™‚

  3. Oh wow – you have recreated this dress soooo brilliantly! Really looking forward to the tutorial, I’m curious how you made the skirt panels

  4. I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw those contrasting skirt panels – gorgeous!! Can’t wait for the tutorial πŸ™‚

    1. Every single time I finish an episode I end up googling at least one dress and putting it on the to-do list. It’s like a disease!

  5. Oooh, your dress is fantastic! For one, it looks just like Peggy’s dress! But you’ve also really captured the feel of the time! The fabrication, the buttons; you nailed it! Now You! You look adorable from tip to toe! Well done!

    1. Aww thanks! I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw the dress in the episode and I’m so happy with how my version turned out πŸ™‚

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