While catching up on the Wardrobe Basics sewalong (despite my recent and hopefully shortlived non-participation Oh how I'm craving some time at the sewing machine!!) on Lori's Website, I stumbled across Julia Bobbin and her Mad Men Dress sewalong. Oh LOVE! I need a LBD for my Wardrobe Basics sewalong, and I LOVE the clothing on Mad Men, so it's a perfect fit for me. I have a lot of patterns already, and could really use one I already have, but I also enjoy supporting our economy and will probably purchase a new one. LOL
I'd have to say in this photo, Betty Draper's brocade dress is my favourite.
Overall though, I have to say my favourite clothes are worn by the character Joan Holloway. Va-va-va-voom! I particularly like the blue dress she is wearing in the photo above.
Here are a few possibilities I'm mulling over:
Vintage Vogue 8687 - love the seaming and neckline detail on the dress
Vintage Vogue 2787 - While I haven't seen a photograph or an episode with a character wearing something like this dress, I absolutely love it.
New Look 6968 - a classic, and one I could use as a starting point for many of Joan's dresses.
McCalls 6394 - I love the seaming on this one
McCalls 2401 - lots of options with this one, necklines, sleeves...
McCalls 5927 - I like the pocket and pleat detail on this one
Butterick 5602 - I love the contrasting colour detail
Butterick 5277 - particularly the view with the fantastic collar!
Some more inspiration - Michael Kors, Fall 2008 (I heart Michael's designs!)
Off to watch an episode while folding laundry!