This week is perfect for some Mad Men inspiration as the premiere of season 5 starts this weekend (for those in the U.S.). I might just have to have a two hour skype session this weekend with one of my friends stateside :)
There's so many outfits from Mad Men that I would love to recreate and that inspire my sewing. So I thought I would share the outfit that I've been working on lately. This outfit is one that I just couldn't get out of my head and have been thinking about sewing for ages.
Photo source: tomandlorenzo.com
I've been in love with Betty Draper's riding outfit forever. I know many of you were expecting a Joannie dress or one of Ms. Menken's killer suits, but honestly it's this simple ensemble of tweed jacket and formal yet feminine blouse that gets me every time!
I love Betty's riding jacket with the notched collar, tweed wool fabric and slightly longer length. Maybe it's because it reminds me of the tweeds in Downton Abbey or from Ralph Lauren's recent collection that I posted about here. There's something about this classic jacket that is screaming that it needs to be in my wardrobe.
I also adore her bow tied mandarin style blouse. While I originally thought I would do a blouse in yellow like the one above. I think I like the blue riding blouse she wears in another episode:
Photo from here
What about you? Are you working on a Mad Men creation this week (for the Sew Weekly theme or Julia Bobbin's Mad Men Dress Challenge)?