McCall’s 4994: Joan’s Pink and Purple Dress

Closeup view.

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The new season of Mad Men starts today. I finished this purple/pink dress based on Joan’s dress last week and only had time to post it now.

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Front view.

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Side view.

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Joan’s dress. (source: Tom & Lorenzo)

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Pattern used: McCall’s 4994.

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Construction notes:
I used the short sleeve version of McCall’s 4994. I drafted the yoke and the tie part out of pink georgette and the rest of the dress was made of violet crepe. I used an invisible zipper in the back. I also used seam binding on the collar area.

Pros:
+ it fits!
+ it sort of looks like Joan’s dress

Cons:
+ crepe was really hard to work with
+ it’s a little bunchy?

This dress turned out better than I thought. I’ll definitely make more versions of McCall’s 4994.

5 thoughts on “McCall’s 4994: Joan’s Pink and Purple Dress

  1. Great job! I have always loved this Joan dress. Yours looks fabulous…well done! Hasn’t this sewing challenge been such fun?

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