Take one slighly hideous evening dress pattern and remove the fussy interfacing ...
Apologies for the shoddy photos, I borrowed my housemate's camera and I'm not used to it. My faithful canon has gone awol about the house somewhere. It's very frustrating.
Made from vintage corduroy lined with modern floral cotton . I only had 1m of the corduroy so I had to split some of the bodice into several parts in order to fit it on the fabric. The flimsy floral cotton lining was a pain in the arse. The photo I took of the lining didn't come out to my satisfaction. I guess I'll take some better photos when I find my own camera.
The blouse is one I already own (from h&m I believe), I put it on because the dummy happens to be the exact same shade of blue as the dress and it looked very confusing otherwise
My weakness has always been these kind of dresses, I don't know what it is about them which makes me want to sew dozens of them, from different materials, etc.
I still haven't opened the box o'patterns I got after my grandma died. All authentic, all the wrong sizes for me, and that's why I've kept it in the closet since I have no time to be scaling those patterns no matter how much I love them!
But be sure I'll be reporting back here if I ever get to finish one of those darlings :)