Mad Men fans and sewing aficionados everywhere, your prayers have been answered! The talented Julia Bobbin has only gone and come up with the most exciting sewing idea ever...the Mad Men Dress Challenge! You're obviously going to want to know how to sign up, so just pop on over here for full details.
Now I know that for many fans out there, Joan Holloway understandably epitomises all things Mad Men, but I must admit that I'm not daring enough to embrace my curves in the way that she does. I'm definitely more of a full skirt than a wiggle skirt kind of girl. Despite knowing this, I was still surprised that my search for inspiration images, kept bringing me back predominantly to ones of Betty Draper. I love the styles of all the female characters for different reasons, but I really thought I'd be more of a Peggy Olson or Trudy Campbell dresser. It's strange, but then again as long as I get a glamorous, yet comfortable dress out of this challenge, then I don't mind who I channel.
If I had the body I wanted, I think I'd go for something like this little number:
But realistically, I think I would suit a something with a fuller skirt:
And if I made this, I would change the skirt to a fuller one:
In an effort not to spend money unnecessarily, I reckon I could get away with using one of these patterns from my stash (though I may cheekily have to purchase some new fabric):
Is anyone else as excited about this challenge as I am? Which Mad Men character will you be channelling?