My second muslin for the Pan Am mini-dress is almost done, and looks much better... I'm going to lower the neckline some more, and also angle the center bodice piece in a bit more, to take out some width at the top, if that makes sense. Hard to nab a good picture in the snowy twilight, I'll try again when it's completely done. Does anyone actually wear clothing made from Polyester Gaberdine? What's the point? Unless your groping for the TSA, or issuing parking tickets? It's a pretty joyless fabric. What on earth was I thinking??
I've sewn this up in the most vile polyester gaberdine knit, that is EXACTLY the same color as my old stewardess uniform... it did occur to me I could have just thrown on my United dress and got more or less the same effect, but oh well! 100% poly, 100% flammable, and 100% unlikely to make it out the door! But the dress actually looks pretty good, and I'm kind of impressed with how I was able to solve the major fit problems.
After a bit of sewing I hit the thrifts and scored a goldmine of Pendleton and tartan. The two mid-calf A-line skirts are Pendleton, the kilt is (I think) the real "Made in Scotland" deal. Really worn... the wool has a few moth holes, and the leather taps are worn and totally punk. I'm going to shorten it to the knee and let the ends fringe.