So how about last weeks MMFM, huh? The best yet, I think. Oh boy, I am lame. I have no legitimate excuse—I think V-Day week finally caught up with me and I basically slept the weekend away and before I knew it, it was Tuesday night and I hadn’t typed a word. Oh well. That is the way life goes sometimes. But I am back and on track (for now) and I’ve got some grand plans for future entries, so let’s get on with it, shall we?
It’s been a while since we took a closer look at Joan’s sheath dresses, so I thought we would start with this hot pink number she wears in episodes 3 and 7. I can’t find a pattern that has a midriff detail similar to Joan’s, so I’m pretty sure it’s a design the costumer came up with on her own. Simplicity 1410 (below) is a simple wiggle dress with kimono sleeves that would make a perfect base pattern if you wanted to add your own midriff detail. Or if you already have a sheath dress that you love, why not accessorize with a vintage gold brooch? These are two I found on etsy that are similar to the ones Joan wears.
To complete the ensemble, Nerdybird at etsy (I love that shop name) has this amazing vintage handbag for sale.
I’m trying to find more ready-to-wear options that I think have a similar style for those of you who don’t sew (or rather, who don’t sew yet…I’m going to do my darndest to convert you!) and right now, J Crew has these two fabulous wool sheath dresses on sale. These would be the perfect staples to keep in your closest to get a jump on your winter wardrobe for next year!
That about wraps it up for this edition of MMFM, hope you enjoyed it! If you have any requests for future posts (such as, “I want Betty’s yellow dress in episode 4–help me!”), please leave me a comment or send me an email—I’d love to hear from you and I’m always looking for new suggestions.