I chose this amazing Pucci esque maxi dress for the Mad Men Dress Challenge. I've been making myself use my stash of fabric for all projects, so I used the below fabric instead of buying yet more fabric and I can't even express how much I love how this dress turned out! I've just finished it in time for the deadline but as a result there was no daylight left for photos so I'll be wearing this dress right away so I can get some real photos of it!
Front close up
To make this dress I used my basic bodice sloper and then drew in the style lines from the photos shown above. If you don't have a basic bodice sloper you could take a fitted bodice pattern piece and do the same thing. For the skirt I got smart and measured how much fabric I had left and found I just had enough left for the skirt. I didn't make any pattern pieces for the skirt, I just measured the length I needed and used the width of the fabric to give me the fullness I was going for. I also lined the bodice to enclose all the seams and finished off the dress with an invisible side seam zipper.