Before we move on let's get something out of the way. Yes, I killed and skinned that green scuba python (of course it exists!!) with my bare hands. It's a long and not very pretty story - Indiana Jones will fill you in. And we've been through this a hundred times, Harrison - there's no need to thank me, you know I'll have your back anytime.
If killing and skinning is not you're kind of thing you could also just buy the pretty scuba at The Sweet Mercerie.
Now on to the details. As you've probably guessed from the headline this is a FrankenDress. It's the love child of McCall's patterns M5927 (the skirt) and M5975 (the bodice). Sadly they are both OOP. Sorry. Shame on you McCall's - these are such great patterns. I vote for reprints!
No changes were made to the bodice apart from omitting the zippe, but I did take in and tapered the skirt part quite a bit. The M5927 pattern is designed for woven fabrics, so in order to get a more fitted dress I had to do these simple alterations.
The skirt part is somewhat similar to the very popular 'Lora Dress/Robe Lora' designed by La Maison Victor - but they are not identical. Having tried them both I can say that the McCall's pattern is my favorite. I find that the pleats work better on this one - at least for me.
My favorite design feature. The pockets. Perfect deep pockets.
I really love how this turned out. (So much that I already made another - and no scuba animals were harmed during the construction of that one.)