I made the top of the jacket. It's made of red silk dupioni and lined with the same silk.
Next I draped fabric along the waist in a configuration based on the original dress from Dior.
I have to take under consideration that the more pleats and folds I add, the bulkier the waist will get and that will create an unflattering waist as well as won't let the jacket close.
I created a pattern for the lower part, cut it from red silk dupioni that I used for the top, lining from red taffeta, black silk organza and black tulle.
Once I put the basic skirt together I added the organza and tulle.
The inside of the dress. The outside.
So far I am happy with the results.
I will add a snap in the front for closure and then start adding tulle to the top part of the jacket.
Till next time.