Thursday, 23 February 2012

Things I Love Thursday: Mad Men

This week I wanted to join in the much hyped excitement that is currently sweeping the internet, Mad Men is returning to our screens for its 5th season!

To celebrate this I know of 2 sew-alongs that have already been mentioned, and I'm sure as the season progresses a lot more will happen. JuliaBobbin is asking for people to recreate their favourite look, and Sew Weekly will also be having a Mad Men theme during March. So why the hype around this show?

For me, like many others I enjoy the period accurate fashion, and the fact that the show takes place during such an exciting & revolutionary time for the world. So far we've seen the characters go through the Kennedy election & assasination, Marilyn Monroes death, the continuing threat of nuclear war, and most recently 'Beatlemania'.

But this is a sewing blog after all, and with 2 opportunities to make myself a new dress I need some inspiration! So when it comes to the female characters of the show we have Betty, Joan & Peggy as the main three, but in the background we have Jane, Megan, & Trudy. When watching the show as most eyes dart towards Joan, I've always found Peggys wardrobe more appealing.

She seems to be more inclined to take a risk, and wear something quirkier than the rest. Especially during and after her friendships with more bohemian types.

But of course, nothing beats a dress that shows off your curves & Joan certainly does it best.

So much food for thought!? I have a few ideas, and have already begun looking through my patterns for similar silhouettes. Certainly looks like March is shaping up to be 'Mad Men Month'

All images sourced from google images


  1. I LOVE mad men! sadly in Mexico, they started showing it very late, here season 3 is the one on the air, I bought the 1st 2 season, but I want to but the others too.
    I like Peggy's style also, I mean, if I had Joan's curves I would like to dress like her hehehe
    I will visit Sew Weekly ( I just discovered that site and I loved it) to see al the dresses and of course I would like to see yours too.

  2. You're right, March is Mad Men Month! How exciting -- themed sewing challenges AND the show returns? YES!

    I'm having trouble choosing between a Peggy-inspired outfit and a Joan-inspired dress for Julia's challenge. I guess ya can't really go wrong with either...

    1. It's so difficult choosing isn't it? I'm still undecided, I'll probably end up making something completely different!

  3. I absolutely love Mad Men! I have only just discovered Sew Weekly, but it's great! And I like your blog too! :)