Sew Over It - Joan Dress

£14.00
Based on the wardrobe of Mad Men’s iconic Joan Holloway, the Joan Dress is the latest vintage-inspired pattern from Sew Over It! A fitted bodice and skirt gives the dress a sassy, feminine feel that the real Joan herself would adore. The bodice is fitted with darts at the waist and back shoulder, and features a gently scooped neckline. Stylish ¾ length sleeves and a 60s inspired tie collar give the dress a super elegant feel. Designed to hit below the knee, the skirt is semi-fitted with darts and sports a kick pleat at the back hem.
The whole dress is fully lined, giving you a gorgeously professional-feeling finish.

The Joan Dress comes in UK sizes 8-20 and is aimed at intermediate dressmakers who have made a few garments before.

Joan works beautifully in a variety of different woven fabrics. We recommend using a medium weight drapey fabric with some structure – you don’t want to use anything too lightweight and fluid. For the cooler months lightweight wools work gorgeously and suiting fabrics are perfect. For the lining we recommend rayon, a lightweight crepe de chine or acetate.