Wednesday, 19 February 2014

MAD MEN Challenge 3 - You IN?



Ladies and gentleman of the sewing world ... it's Mad Men time!

The TV series that we have been swooning over for the last six seasons will be airing part 1 of it's FINAL season this April.  That means another season of fabulous and give-it-to-me-now vintage fashions for us to indulge ourselves with. And for those of us in the sewing world, we know what this means ...

MADMEN CHALLENGE III

Can I get an amen?

Challenge:      
Recreate a Mad Men dress that you love. It doesn't have to be an exact copy, you can just be inspired by the style of the 50's, 60's and early 70's.

Why take part:

I love this sewing community and group challenges are a great way to meet other like minded vintage lovers. It's so rewarding to set yourself a sewing goal, and we all get to be inspired by the beautiful creations that people make.



What's more it's a great way to discover new blogs to follow and to get yours out there. Don't have a blog? No worries! You don't need to have one to be part of the fun.




What you need to do:

Make your garment and then if you have a website do a blog post about it. Then ...



Email me at julia(at)juliabobbin(dot)com the following:

  • A photo of you wearing the garment that you made
  • A photo of the inspiration dress/character - remember it doesn't have to be a copy it can just be inspired by a dress/character
  • A link to your blog post showing your finished dress. Make sure you blog about your garment before you send me the images so that I have a blog post to reference. Don't have a blog? No worries! You only need to provide your blog details if you want to. Plenty of people took part in past challenges that didn't have a blog.
  • Your name (or alter-ego) and your blog name.

Once I have received the above information I will respond with a confirmation within three days that it has been received.



Got any questions? Still not sure what you have to do? Just send me an email!


Shout it from the rooftops!
Julia Bobbin - Mad Men Challenge III

For those of you who want to let people know they are taking part in the challenge, here is a button you can proudly post on your blog:



Due By:
Send the above details to me by Tuesday, April 1st – that gives us about six weeks to create a masterpiece!

The Big Reveal:
I will then post up everyones photos and blog links on Sunday, April 6th 

Need Inspiration?
  • Check out the Mad Men challenge from 2013 and 2012. It'll blow your mind!
  • Head over to my Mad Men pinterest board for lots of pics of fabulous get-ups from the show.
  • Check out my previous Mad Men dresses below:


So ... You in? 
Say yes yes yes!! (will also accept just one yes).

78 comments:

  1. For some reason I thought last year's season was the last one! I can't even remember what happened in the finale, it's been so long!! Yay for Mad Men challenge. I'll have to rewatch last season to get some inspo!

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  2. Yes! I am so excited for the challenge! Thanks for running it again

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  3. I'm so far in I can't even see the exit.
    strugglesewsastraightseam.wordpress.com

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  4. Yes! This will be my first official Mad Men Challenge.... though many of my garments are of that era.

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  5. Great chellenge, i dind't have time to make my own dress, but i will look forward for all the other breautiful dresses
    xo Fräulein K.

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  6. Yes, count me in. I have been drooling over the delights from the previous two challenges and I know exactly what I am going to sew!

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  7. I'm not quite up to scratch skills-wise but I can't wait to see what fabulous creations you come up with! *squeeee*

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  10. I'm in I'm in I'm in! Have been looking forward to this (together with the new series), and thank you for organising this again Julia! xx

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  11. Haven't watched Mad Men in quite some time but I can't turn down this challenge! Yes! Yes! Yes! Count me in!

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  12. Yay. You must do it every year or every other year, I am determined. to participate one year, skills don't permit this year. Sassy Sewing Bees https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees ❀

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  13. Put me down - my first Mad Men challenge. Not sure if my skills are up to for it, but hey you never know.

    The 50's are my favourite period of all time - can't wait to see what others do.

    Thanks for the challenge.

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  14. I've loved seeing the results of the last two, and now I think I can finally say: yes I'm in!

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  15. This will be a first for me, but I'll give it a shot! I'm trying to get up the gumption to sew a few of my vintage patterns and this will give me a push in the right direction!

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  16. I'm so in! Can't wait to get started -- already looking forward to the big reveal! :)

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  17. I'm going to sit this one out, but I'll be following along. Can't wait to see what everyone makes!

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  18. Oooooo! I want to be in, but let's see if I can pull it off in 6 weeks!

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  19. I need to play a LOT of catch up, but I will totally try my best to do this sew along!

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  20. YES! I'm super excited for this! I've been waiting for your announcement! Now, on to finding the perfect dress and fabric! eeek!

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  21. Loking forward to it! :)

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  22. Oooh, I've never seen the show, but the vintage dresses....so sweet! Yep, this could be my year to sew a Mad Men inspired dress!

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  23. Yay! Will try to sew along!

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  24. This is my first time ever doing one of these, but looking forward to it :)

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  25. Madmen challenge is like christmas and my birthday (and a costume party) all at the same time so YES PLEASE! Count me in! Now I'll bury myself in pinterest to find the perfect dress!

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  26. I'm in, I'm in, I'm in! I am so excited!!! Such a great excuse to make a vintage maternity dress/shirt. Maybe I'll do more than one....

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  27. I seriously wanted to so bad the first two years and still do, but I'm not gonna say yes because I'm afraid if I do i'll jinx myself and something will happen to derail me like last year LOL so I'm gonna say, only that I'm almost peeing myself with excitement and if i happen to make a dress in time for this challenge, then you'll definitely be the first to know!! ^__^

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  28. Perfect ;) And your pinspiration board has thrown up the Perfect dress!!!! Very excited ;)

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  29. Can't participate rate now. Can't wait to see what others have made!

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  30. OMG! I've been waiting and hoping you would have another one! I better get to watching the last season - they're finally are in the late 60s (whoo!) so ill probably make something from there!

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  31. yes! gorgeous dresses, I'd like to give it a go, will be a first for me.

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  32. I'm totally behind by a whole season now. How did that happen!? Guess I better catch up! Regardless, I already have my fabric and my pattern so count me in!! :)

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  33. I LOVE Mad Men! I'm definitely in :)

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  34. Doing my research- I'm in! Looking forward to my first dress challenge!

    www.seamstressfromvenus.wordpress.com

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  35. So in! Just finished watching season 6, love it :)

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  37. I'm making time for this! Count me in!

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  38. No time but I love your idea so I'll try !
    A second challenge :-)

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  39. OMG I am so IN! I have been waiting for an excuse to buy a certain pattern for ages, and so this is it!

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  40. I am in! I have read the blogs last year and wanted to do it this year. Thanks for hosting.

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  41. I am so very in! Taking a huge leap forward with the dress I'm planning so fingers crossed!!

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  43. YES! I'm so in. I've been non-stop pinning mad men outfits and pictures of Lana del Ray to my inspiration board in my 60s frenzy.

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  44. YES!! I have the Butterick 5747 pattern already and it will be the first time I've sewn from a paper pattern. Slightly scared - it could be a complete disaster but there's only one way to find out! So excited for this challenge - I absolutely LOVE everything you make!!

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  45. Yep, I'm in again! Got 3m of sunshine yellow seersucker for the job. Hurrah!

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  46. I am in although I don't have a blog yet. Hope to establish one soon

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  47. Yes! I have already started a pinterest board in honour of the challenge!
    Also: This time I am going actually to finish the garment too ;)

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  48. I'm late to the party, but count me in!!

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  49. I would love love LOVE to join in with this, but unfortunately don't have the time. I love all the creations you have already made that our Mad Men inspired! XxxX http:thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. Yes! I'm a little late but definitely in! I'm sewing up my dress right now!

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  51. ChicMamainEDH9 March 2014 05:29

    Me too!

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  52. Totes in!
    Found the perfect pattern from some inspiration last night.
    Now I need to find the fabric :-)

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  53. Totes in!
    I found the perfect pattern for some inspiration last night!
    Now all I have to do is find the fabric :-)

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  56. I would love to enter but it's now so long since terrestrial TV in the UK showed Mad Men that I feel out of touch with the characters and suspect that the dresses I remember are outdated compared to the frocks in later series you will all be falling in love with. But I might be inspired by the latest crop of your creations. Look forward to the reveal!

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  57. I'm in! Just blogged about it and showed off a late 50's early 60's vintage pattern I sewed about 7 years ago. This time, I'm working things from a different angle! http://www.calmundertension.com/1/post/2014/03/mad-men-dress-challenge-iii.html

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  58. I'm in Julia. Original vintage pattern and fabric ready to go! Only thing missing is time xxx

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  59. I'm in & half way finished!!

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  60. Count me in, please! I loved being a part of this last year and I'll make sure to send in my submissions tonight!

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  61. Would have done it had I known, grrrrrrrrrrrrr! These sewing challenges are so fun AND one of my fave design eras. Somehow I'd like to be in on the next one. I am SURE there will be a next one . . . riiiight?

    Keep me posted.

    Cheers,

    Lyric

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  62. I know this was fun. Julia, do you think you'll host another? I'd surely like to participate.

    Lyric
    http://www.sewcroandquilt.wordpress.com

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