One of my favorite sewing blogs, Presser Foot is hosting a sew-along with a Mad Men theme. There are about 25 people participating and I"m excited to see what they come up with!
The pattern is New Look 6968 which I just bought at JoAnn's today for $3.99. Not bad really. I've never made a New Look pattern but I'm so excited to have my first attempt as a sew-along. Here are some examples of the dresses made with this pattern.
I love this dress on the left that Peggy is wearing. I wanted to emulate the design but I want it to be a little fancier, so I didn't want to do the black gingham. I do love it though and I may consider doing another more casual dress later.
In order to get this look I'll need to lengthen the sleeves, change the collar from a fold-over to a more prominent collar. I don't even know what to call that kind of collar, but I'll figure out how to make it. Oh and I'm going to add the button detail down the side of the skirt. I'm really excited about it! I'll post my steps along the way!