Used "The Voice of Fashion" Ladies' Evening Costume February 1900 as the base for a dress inspired by Edward Gorey's Madame Trepidovska for the Edwardian Ball. The ruler system in that book sometimes confuses me and it was difficult to tell where the closures should be. I did a side closure on the bodice and back closure on the skirt and sewed the bodice to the skirt except between the two openings. Looks like that section also needs hooks and eyes to keep it from slightly gapping. And I kind of have to Houdini in and out of it.
Items constructed for this costume:
Grimble, Frances. "The Voice of Fashion: 79 Turn-of-the-Century Patterns with Instructions and Fashion Plates", Lavolta Press, 1998, p. 25-30. Ladies' Evening Costume February 1900.
Pattern base: McCall's or Simplicity 5418?