Fullness is provided for the bust with double darts and cinching at the center front where the cape threads through. A line of elastic is sewn into the upper edge of the un-structured bodice back to hold it in place. The cape may be worn on or off the shoulders and a godet adds fullness to the otherwise close-fitting bias skirt.
Suggested fabrics for this design are: Silk charmeuse, double-sided silk satin, 4-ply crepe, georgette, rayon, lame, velvet or wool crepe.
This pattern is for the more advanced sewer as instructions are very basic and lightly illustrated. They are not depicted in a step-by-step manner.
3/8" seams are given.
Above, you see a smashing gold satin version of this gown by Lauren @Wearing History Patterns!
The pink model in lower photo is worn by an Etsy customer, photo by Tara O. Photos and the seamstress is Adriene Martinez on Instagram @creatablelady!
Recently re-drafted and more sizes added!
Size set A fits 14-20 (32" to 38" bust, 26" to 32" waist, 35" to 41" hip).
Size set B fits 40-46 (40" to 46" bust, 34" to 40" waist, 43" to 49" hip).