Sewing Level: Easy
This gown was a winning entry in the EvaDress.com 2012 vintage sewing competition. Both the gown and coat can be made by a beginning sewer because there are few pattern pieces and the fabrics you choose really carry the design.
The halter gown is made from a gray metallic rayon/spandex knit. Rayon knits drape and sew well, and the spandex helps the garment recover from stretching and movement. There is a skirt front, skirt back, armhole band, and center back band. I used fusi-knit interfacing on the armhole (2) and center back (2) bands to discourage the edges from rolling and curling over. The skirt pattern does not call for a lining. I was concerned the garment would outline my lower body a little too much so I lined the skirt with the same rayon knit, using the skirt front and back pieces.