This year's Smithson Gala will be on April 9, so I'm already a month behind on getting my gown started. It didn't help that I was sorely lacking in motivation. That is, until I went to my local ASG meeting and asked for input.
Wow! Did I get input! As a result of that meeting, I have at least a starting point. Inspiration came from a Vogue pattern that I just happened to have in my stash:
I'm going to draft a jacket with princess seams (haven't decided on armscye or shoulder), and a peplum. This will be worn over a fuller skirt than is shown in the pattern illustration. I'm also going to make the jacket single-breasted as opposed to zippered. The sleeves will be 3/4 length, too. As for fabric, I'm leaning towards a royal blue tone-on-tone jacquard, but I haven't found one yet. The muslin comes first!
I hope to have a muslin completed by the end of this month, so stay tuned!