Betty or Joan

Betty and Joan have their unique style and both styles suit their body types and life. For Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men Challenge I had my foot in both camps. Double trouble, this is my take on The Monthly Stitch’s Sewing double theme.

Using my block patterns I trialed a Joan-based work style with a stretch woven that Mel gave away at the Sydney Spoolettes swap.

These photos were taken by a Mad Men fan. Thanks Kylie!

Here’s the ‘scoot and run’ shot before work:)

Then I tried a Betty inspired evening dress.

Here’s my dress block version with a smile.
But I loved the pic below
So I did a double take.

The fabric is a silver lace mesh and interlined is with chiffon.

Here’s my Joan choice.

I have the print fabric…for another day.

Have fun sewing everyone! And take a look at Julia’s blog for the wrap up! There are so many great entries. Love your work Julia.


  1. Love both of your dresses but must say that I am partial to the vibrancy of the first one.. Very fresh looking. The second evening one is lovely too.


  2. I recognise the Spotlight fabric in the “Joan” dress – what a great use of the pattern – it really suits the dress. The second dress is equally gorgeous.


  3. My favourite is the first dress. The fabric is gorgeous and the style and pattern placement are really flattering. Fab photos too!


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