McCall’s 6684 – a close match for Mad Men’s Joan Holloway?

I am so excited about this pattern, and I cannot wait to start making it once all the Christmas festivites are over. I already have some fabric in mind, and I think that dress A will look stunning in a rose-red floral print. Dress B would be a great dress for winter, with its bateau neckline and three-quarter sleeves. I’m a sucker for a slenderette pencil skirt, too.

Dress with lightly bloused bodice and three-gore and flared skirt or three-gore straight skirt. Short or three-quarter length sleeves are set into angled armholes. Neck and armholes may be outlined with decorative stitching. Bodice is gathered in waistline seam at back and side front, either skirt is gathered at side front. Slim skirt has back pleat, may be lined. (Copyright -  McCall's, 1962)
Dress with lightly bloused bodice and three-gore and flared skirt or three-gore straight skirt. Short or three-quarter length sleeves are set into angled armholes. Neck and armholes may be outlined with decorative stitching. Bodice is gathered in waistline seam at back and side front, either skirt is gathered at side front. Slim skirt has back pleat, may be lined. (Copyright – McCall’s, 1962)

This McCall’s dress pattern reminds me of Joan Holloway’s blue floral dress with a boat neckline from Mad Men. This only makes me love this pattern even more.

Christina Hendricks stars as Joan Holloway in Mad Men, wearing a gorgeous blue foral dress with a bateau neckline.
Christina Hendricks stars as Joan Holloway in Mad Men, wearing a gorgeous blue foral dress with a bateau neckline.
Joan's blue dress appears ever so slightly flared round the knee, like the gentle A-line of the McCall's 6684
Joan’s blue dress appears ever so slightly flared round the knee, like the gentle A-line of the McCall’s 6684

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3 thoughts on “McCall’s 6684 – a close match for Mad Men’s Joan Holloway?

  1. Wow! You are jumping right in! I love her, and I love that they put her in bold prints. That is a great match. This is another show I would love to be a part of costume wise. The work and extensive research they do is amazing. Are you going to post pics of your work?

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    1. I’m so glad you like it! I fell in love with this pattern the first time I saw it, and I was glad to see it in a big bold print in Mad Men. Yes, I’ll be putting up posts and pics of my work when I start it – I’m sorry to report that I ate too many mince pies at Christmas, so I’m going to wait a week or two before taking measurements 😉

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