Gored

This dress’s silhouette is derived from an illustration found in a Montgomery Wards catalogue from 1935. Mercedes is stitched in navy and grey silk crinkle crepe that is ubiquitous for this period. The bodice has a “V” neckline and darts under the bust. The midriff is two gores and houses a pyramid of ascending godets framed in grey. The sleeves are two tiered flutter style and utilizes both the navy and the grey fabrics in the dress. There is an attached sash to shape the waist. As unlikely as it looks, this dress takes 9 yards of fabric to complete!