Ever since I saw the Spectre a few months ago, I've been obsessed with Madeleine's white/cream button down dress that she wears in Morocco. It's such a timeless and chic travel dress and exactly what I've been envisioning spending my summers wearing. Unfortunately I can find next to no information about the dress. There's plenty out there about the dusty green Ghost Salma dress that she wears on the train, or the blue lace Lover Venus dress that she wears in Oberhauser's lair, but nothing on the simple yet chic white dress that she's wearing above. I couldn't even find that many photos of it. The only thing I read was that this dress was custom made for her - which means I can't go buy it.
But I can try to make it.....
It looks to be a fairly simple construction. The dress has princess seams that run the full length of the dress and it buttons down the front with 7 buttons. I can't find any clear images of the back of her dress to see what the seam placement looks like, but I'm going to assume it has either a center back seam or mirrors the front with princess seams. It has a v-neck, short cuffed sleeves, and finishes with a skinny white belt.
The drape and fabric are what really made me fall in love with this dress. It has wonderful movement and swing. I'm thinking a crepe material would have a similar drape but I can't find a high def photo to see if her dress has that type of texture. Maybe a silk crepe de chine, but that might be too lightweight.
I also have to do some searching for a good pattern to use as a base for this dress. It sort of has that vintage shirtdress look to it, so I might start there. Updates to come once I find something.
So that's on the docket. Since the dvd is coming out soon I might have to do a bit more research to see if I can determine anything else about this dress. Otherwise, I'll be making it up as I go!
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