I just noticed something else great about the new redesign of the McCall Pattern Group websites (Butterick, McCall's, Vogue)
They now have pictures of real garments worn on models to represent all of their current Retro Butterick collection patterns (They've also done this for their Vintage Vogue patterns). Now you can have an idea of how the real garment will fit as opposed to the aspirational drawings of the original time period. This is good and bad. Bad because one of my favorites doesn't look as good in the real life photo. If it doesn't look good with their styling, what can you expect at home?
From the good to the bad:
This one looks positively modern, doesn't it?
As you can see, this one could make an actual evening gown if done in the right fabrics.
Loving this one, though I know that Christina had a hard time with this one and since we have the same measurements I don't think I'll try it either. But check Pattern Review, maybe someone else succeeded, because it is a great design, especially the over-blouse piece.
This is alright but it just doesn't have the snap that the original does. Perhaps it's the fabric or the fact that the skirt has been shortened.
It's not that bad if you want to breathe. What is happening to her chest, it's all smashed down, not comfortable and not attractive. Something to keep in mind when you make your own.
Does not look like the same dress at all. What happened to the pleated drape on the right shoulder that sweeps over to the left? Well, it completely disappeared.