Time for another installment of Mad Men Sewing!! But first I wanted to thank everyone for you lovely, lovely comments on my McCall blouse post! *big hugs* I also wanted to alert those of you that were looking for the pattern (McCall 764 from 1940) that there is one currently for sale on Etsy.
Also, I know the Great Gatsby opened yesterday in the States...I can't wait until it opens here this next Thursday (the 16th)!
Right, now onto Mad Men...I'm going back to episodes 3 to take a look at the fashion and to find similar vintage patterns. But did you see last week's episode (episode 6)...definitely my favourite so far. I can't believe Don and Ted will be working together! What are your thoughts?
All of my favourite outfits from episode 3 were either worn by Peggy or Trudy. This dress is a hallmark style for Peggy (and it shows up again in episode 6). I love how sassy it looks:
1. Simplicity 3522, available at the Cynical Girl Etsy Shop; 2. Simplicity 6895, available at Adele Bee Ann Patterns Etsy Shop; 3. Simplicity 5986, available at RetroMonkeys' Etsy Shop; 4. Butterick 3102, also available at RetroMonkeys' Etsy Shop; 5. Simplicity 7223, available at J Ferrari Designs Etsy Shop; 6. Simplicity 6057, available at Sydcam 123 Etsy Shop; 7. Advance 9453, available from the Cynical Girl Etsy Shop; 8. Simplicity 5832, available at Floradora Presents Etsy Shop.
I love Trudy's style but I definitely felt very bad for her this episode (and this whole season so far)...hopefully we will see her face in future episodes. I love this floral rolled collar dress:
Here's a few 1960's rolled collar dresses. I think this is such a classy look:
1. Simplicity 3751; 2. Simplicity 3718; and 3. Simplicity 4187, all from the RetroMonkeys' Etsy Store
When I think of 1960's style, I always think of the classic two-piece dress suit. Peggy pulls this look off very well. I just love her fuchsia/blue colour combo:
There's a ton of vintage two-piece dress suit patterns. My two favourites include a classic two-piece suit and also a dress with jacket:
1. McCall's 6052 from J Ferrari Designs Etsy Store; 2. Simplicity 4564 from RetroMonkeys' Etsy Store
After the two-piece dress suit, the other style I associate with the 1960s is the classic shirtwaist dress. Here's Trudy in a shirtwaister:
1. McCall's 5774, available at Adele Bee Ann Patterns and Cynical Girl's Etsy Store; 2. Advance 9424, also available at Cynical Girl's Etsy Store; 3. Simplicity 4937, available at J Ferrari Designs Etsy Store; 4. Simplicity 3758, available at Mrs. Depew Vintage Etsy Store
Which 1960s style is your favourite?