The Copywriter – Mad Men Challenge #3


Julia Bobbin is hosting a Mad Men challenge for the third time, and since I really like that show (the costumes more than the story…) I had to take part in it! I didn’t have much time since I saw her blog post only last week, so I decided to make a dress inspired by the style of the 50’s and 60’s, rather than an exact copy of a costume from the series. Nevertheless, this is what I think I would look like if I were a copywriter like Peggy. 

The dress is made from a table cloth that I bought in a thrift store when I visited my cousin in Finland. It was on sale so it only cost me 1,75€. The pattern is Simplicity 3793, a pattern I’ve used many times before, but this time I added cap sleeves and a loose collar. The dress is fastened with a zipper in the back .


I just love how soft the fabric is and how comfortable this dress is! And the wrinkles you see on the skirt are there because I’ve used it so much these past few days =)

1950’s Housewife dress


This is how I always look when I’m baking scones =) Of course your scones tastes better if you wear pearls when making them, and why not wear a 1950’s inspired dress to match your pearls?



“Water bath? No, wrong recipe!”



“Darling, it’s tea time!”

Finally, I took some time to get proper photos of this dress I made back in 2010. The fabric, that actually is from the 1950’s (or 1960’s?), was a gift. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for the longer skirt that I wanted, so I decided to make a loose underskirt as well, to look decent. I drafted the bodice pattern from my own measurements and the skirt was improvised with what was left of the fabric. The waist seam is hidden underneath the black satin ribbon, and the dress is fastened with a zipper in the back.

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