This 9-piece ensemble was inspired by a costume from the 1956 film "The Opposite Sex" and a 1950 Balmain design.
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I forgot to photograph all the steps for the dress. I will add the missing photos later.
I included pictures and instructions for the dress with snaps and with a zipper. They go together differently! See the pattern's instructions for detailed instructions.
Shoulder seams and sleeves
Dress with zipper
Stitch the center back seam, use a 3/8" seam allowance. Press the back opening's seam allowance.
Vest hem, leave an opening for turning.
Trim the seam allowance.
Hand stitch the muff ends together.
Stitch the end of the purse lining.
Press the seam open and center it on the turban. Stitch the ends and clip the corners.
add knot photo here
add snap photo here
Mark the ends of the belt and top stitch.
Hand stitch the buckle to the end.
Trim the seam allowance and turn the gloves right side out.