There are things in the works I promise however to fill the gap here’s one I prepared earlier.
Butterick 4919 (Sale price now on the butterick website US$2.28!) is a pretty re-issued retro pattern with a circle skirt, v-neck front and ties that wrap around the front and tie in back.
I made it for the same event as the mermaid dress but the previous year, from a synthetic fabric I found for $10 / metre. Cheap was important here as, holy cow, this uses a good 6 metres (6 3/8 yards) of fabric. The material is black with a silver sheen and here’s what was great – a soft cotton feel on the back.
It’s cut in four pieces but still requires 150cm (60″) wide fabric to fit it all in.
I love this pattern, but at the time I made it I hadn’t even heard of a full bust adjustment. I just didn’t know that it was even possible so what you see here is me cramming my G-cup boobies into a B-cup pattern and unfortunately this led to all that gaping at the side. The neckline did it too but I sort of tucked it in and slip stitched it in place.
Oh the lessons we learn.
Finally, here’s some pics in action:
(Yes, I was having a blonde stage!)