Added Nov 4, 2009
I made this gown for a murder mystery party set in the 1930’s during the engagement party for a member of the “mob family”. I found the pattern (Simplicity 5876), which was out-of-print, on eBay. I found the wine-colored satin on the clearance aisle at my local fabric store. It was much smaller than I anticipated, so I ended up wearing a skin-tight waist cincher underneath. A purple zipper was added in one side, and the rose on the bodice was tacked on with thread. The bodice and skirt of the dress were both lined with wine-colored lining fabric. The hardest part of the dress were the cuffs on the sleeves, which needed fusible interfacing to stiffen them. Even though it was fairly tight on me, I enjoyed wearing it to the party.
Wine-colored satin fabric
Wine-colored lining fabric
Dark purple zipper
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