I wanted to recreate the green pencil dress that Joan is wearing in this picture. According to Mr Google this is from Season 5. I say this because, wait for it, I have never watched Mad Men! Yes, that's right. I have never seen a single episode. We don't have foxtel so I never started watching. I've always wanted to get the DVD's to watch it but have never gotten around to it. I really need to do something about that soon!
So this dress became a mash up of two patterns. The bodice and sleeves (which I lengthened) come from vintage Simplicity 4650 and the skirt comes from McCall's 5971. I had to do a little tweaking to get the skirt and bodice to match but apart from that they came together quite smoothly. On a side note I totally am going to make the vintage pattern again exactly like the green version on the envelope. Super cute!
And this is my final dress! I am pretty happy with how it turned out. It is going to be perfect when I go back to work. I feel like it makes my shoulders seem a little wide though. But apart from that I love the fit and especially the colour. I used a cotton sateen that I picked up from Spotlight. In hindsight it probably isn't the best fabric to use because the sheen shows up every crease. Next time I make a wiggle dress I will use something different.