The jacket measured 30" in length and in the Dressed to Kill Gently book by Peggy Sagers it says to keep the jacket in proportion to my body my skirt/dress needs to be only 10" showing below the bottom of the jacket.
I thought a princess sheath dress would fit the bill perfect.
I've made the Simplicity 7243 pattern many times in the past here and here and I thought why re-draft a pattern when I have a perfect fit one already.
I did change it up a little by making the dress sleeveless, used facings for the neckline and the armholes, shortened it to 40" and top stitched the princess seams.
|Simplicity 7243 White Ponte Knit Sheath Dress|
|Princess seams topstitched|
I hope I do Bob Mackie proud. I'll be wearing it to Church this coming Sunday.
|Bob Mackie Jacket|
I also made a slip from the same pattern. I just lowered the neckline and the armholes and shortened the length by 2".
|Princess seam slip|
|Slip bottom hem|
I will be making more slips from this fabric in the future for sure.
Until next time...................