But right now I'm working on a sensible, work friendly, but still awesome wool sheath dress.
The pattern is Advance 9898.
|Two necklines, two sleeve lengths - perfect fit!|
The idea of fur, like Madame in the artwork, is divine and I can imagine trimming the sleeves with fur for winter (fake of course, strange to think that dangling paws was ever considered an appropriate thing to wear in polite society?).
I'll post pictures soon. For now, here are the stats:
Pattern: Advance 9898, mid 1960s
Alterations: lengthened the bodice by 3/4inch, that eased up some tightness across the shoulder blades. Everywhere else fits perfectly.
Fabric: Worsted wool in a black/grey grain weave. $60/metre. Purchased from Tessuti in Surrey Hills. Black silk lining with woven pattern.
Notions: two black zippers (side and neck). Red seam binding. Black thread.
Let me know if there's anything else you'd like to know about it!