Okay, I was going to keep this secret until Christmas, but I'll give a peek. It's not the best picture in the world - will have to wait for Christmas to take better ones :-).
Early 1960s gold brocade dress, with a tight-fitting bodice and pleated skirt. It's a high-ish boat neck in front, a deep V in back, closing center back with a zipper. The skirt is box pleated and worn over a modest poof of a petticoat. It'll also have a belt and probably a rhinestone buckle, just because that's how I roll. :-) I draped the pattern for the bodice, adjusting for my long-waist-edness - there are four darts in front, and two in back.
The brocades section at JoAnn's is my new favorite hangout - such perfect fabric for chic early '60s numbers. I got two other brocades for future Mad Men inspired dresses too ... but those are for later. :-)
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