Not sewn together - pieces draped on dress form.
I believe this pattern is out of print - but it's a good one. Claire Shaffer writes outstanding instructions.
Normally, I'm a 'one project at a time' sewer. This project, however, has been on my dressform and in progress since November, 2007!
The fabric is from Fabric Mart, and the pattern is an older Claire Shaffer one from Vogue. I could not find it on the Vogue website, and I suspect it may be out of print, which is why I've posted a pic of the envelope above.
This is what some might call an 'epic' project. The fabric is silk charmeuse, and I've underlined it with silk lining (I have a 33 yard roll of this black lining - bought from Michael's Fabrics a while ago, and worth the investment to have it on hand!). I'm using 'hong kong' seam finishes, and taking care with the entire process.
I guess that so far I've put 20 hours into this project, with another 10 or so to go. I'll probably finish it before February - but on second thought... why commit. I'll just say I will finish it before it gets hot outside here. That gives me until the end of April, at least.
In the meantime, I'm off to Joann Fabric, where Vogue patterns are on sale for $3.99! I'm happiest with lots of stuff on queue.
Happy new year!