I am slowly catching up on taking photos and documenting my finished projects...so here is (yet) another dress.
I made this dress especially to wear to my scholarship presentation evening - I was very lucky to receive a scholarship this year. Even though the invitation said "smart casual" I realise that is not possible for me :-)
I used a nice weighty stretch satin in the nicest leopard print I have seen in awhile...I LOVE animal print! I think this would be an early 60s pattern, but I'm not sure.
The dress was not too tricky to sew, although the facings and cape part were a little fiddly. I wore it with my "What Katie Did" seamed stockings and undergarments, and a vintage pearl collar
Although the fabric is quite dressy, while I was making it and trying it on, I realised it will look great with my flat, dark chocolate leather knee high boots, thick tights, and a cardi. Maybe that is what they mean by "smart casual"...