We've been invited to a Great Gatsby themed new year's eve party - so clearly, I needed a new dress. I decided to go with the Fishtail Evening Gown from (I think) 1928. Its a reprint of a vintage pattern with original instructions (or lack thereof) and a modern tutorial. The tutorial is somewhat better, but still pretty confusing. I couldn't even make a muslin, since I still couldn't tell how the skirt came together - so I decided to do a miniature version to save fabric while I sorted it out.
I know it doesn't look like anything much - not the least because the scraps I used were fairly sturdy cotton - but it allowed me to sort out how the seams come together. There are a couple on the side hip that never get mentioned that are massively confusing when laying out the pattern and much easier to see when one is actually manipulating the fabric.
|skirt, under the back flare|