This is a dress I made for the office christmas party. Its a sheer, shimmery material with flocked brown polka dots over a brown duchess satin (the white at the neck is just the slip my dummy is wearing) and from a vintage simplicity pattern. The last 3 inches of hem are just the sheer material, which is why they look a little different in the picture.
It was actually a pretty simple pattern. I’m working on a version with sleeves for day. Its black wool gabardine with a houndstooth inset in the front. I don’t know what to do about the skirt, though: I don’t think the gab will hold the shape of this skirt well. So I can do an ad hoc dirndl, ad hoc pleats, or – ? Skirt suggestions welcome, and I’ll post the new version when its done.