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January 17, 2012A Mad Men Sewalong! Peggy’s Perfect Red and Blue Skirt
It seems like forever since Mad Men has been on, but now that the premiere date for season 5 has finally been announced (March 25th!), I am definitely thinking Mad Men again! So, what a perfect time to start our Mad Men sewalong. The inspiration for this is this outfit that Peggy wore in S4E11:
Peggy’s dress is utterly cute, and classic enough that anyone could pull it off today! That being said, when I came across Simplicity 6495 in a thrift store recently, I thought it would be the perfect pattern to whip up an inspired skirt!
Want to sew along with me? There are copies of this pattern available on Etsy. In addition, most of the major pattern retailers made similar ones that would work for this sewalong. So, if you can find something close, you’ll be good to go. Can’t find one in your size? Threads Magazine has an excellent article explaining how to grade up a pattern. We’ll have to modify this pattern a bit to accommodate the two colours, but don’t worry, it’s easy and I’ll explain how to do that in my first post.
You’ll also want to have your fabric purchased and ready! Suggested fabrics are cottons and blends; pique, gabardine, gingham, linen, silks, synthetics and blends, poplin, lightweight wools and blends and flannel. I am going to do my skirt in black and off white, using a suiting.
So you’ll have lots of time to get your supplies, the sewalong will start on Feb 14th.
Any questions, let me know in the comments!