I picked this up at a thrift store over the weekend.
Is it NOT gorgeous?
It was only 69 cents and all the pieces are there but... the instructions are missing. GAH!
I wonder if I'll be able to figure it out? I've never made anything with an empire waist before and the drape kind of worries me as well. I think if I go slow and actually THINK while I make this one up, it might work.
I'm wondering about what kind of fabric would be best. The back of the pattern gives a zillion options. Wouldn't the drape come out best in something kinda slinky? Not that I am capable of sewing with slinky stuff. I'm just wondering.
My fantasy would be the long version of this dress in heavy white satin. I'd need the white gloves too, and a very, very long cigarette holder. Of course I don't smoke but that's beside the point. This dress demands that sort of accessory.
If I actually make it up, though, my first attempt will be a wearable muslin of the short version in plain ol' black cotton. If that works, I may kick it up a notch and try that white satin...or maybe shantung. Oh the possibilities!