Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mad Men Sew-Along

Have you heard?? Mad Men begins a new season on March 25!! To celebrate, One of the gals over at No Pattern Required is hosting a Mad-Men sew-along...the pattern selected for the sew-along was inspired by the Character Peggy Olsen. while My pattern purchase isn't exactly the same, It's similar, and from the same time period. I selected this little 1964 number with a center knife-pleat flair. I'm pushing what I call, "30-15" this summer, so the double-pleat cheerleader look was a little youngish for me..:D Now, which fabrics to choose?? I've been looking for retro-inspired and I'd like to do the knife pleat in a contrast for some pizzaz, similarly as Peggy's dress. here are some of the choices I'm mulling over...
in Linen, we have this brown stuff..which i'm not wild about since I wear a BROWN Boy Scout uniform to work EVERY but with a turquoise pleat perhaps not so bad??..or maybe just go with straight-up plain turquoise??

Or maybe this plum suiting with a stripe pleat??

If YOU have a opinion, PLEASE chime-in.
Orrrr...should I stop trying for "authentic" and just have FUN? this linen with the transistor radio print sure is cute!! Although, at this angle, it looks like bathroom Remember, Im not sold on these choices, I can be swayed..:D


Kristine said...

Now looking at my "Fabric-Board" I'm thinking the Turquoise linen with the transitor radio pleat!! JOY! :)

Andrea said...

As I looked at your choices, I was thinking the exact same thing! I love the combo of the turquoise with the transistor radio print! Go for it!

Eartha Kitsch said...

I don't have any suggestions but can't wait to see what you come up with! I don't sew but it will be fun to follow along with those of you who can.