This is a very quick and easy pattern.
Fabric: It has the look of satin, but I think it is a charmeuse satin. It has black striations and is solid black on the back. It is light to medium weight. It was purchased from Fabric Mart a couple of years ago.
As far as alterations, I used view A and added sleeves and added a ruffle to the front only. Instead of adding Velcro on the back of the belt, I added two large snaps at the ends of the bow.
I'll make this dress first in a maxi. I couldn't make to make one of the 1950's dresses and I'm glad I did.
MISSES'JACKET AND BELT: Jacket has neckline variations. A: purchased frog closure. B: very loose-fitting, button/thread closing. A and B: partial sleeves. C: purchased ribbon for belt. D: purchased belt. C and D: loose-fitting, elasticized seamed waist. B, C and D: single layer (wrong side shows) and narrow hem. E: self belt. A and E: fitted, partially lined.
Size: XS - XXL
Alterations include omitting the collar and buttons and adding the ruffle as to tie it in with the dress.
The sleeve looks a little wrinkled, but it might be the serging as the sleeves were a perfect fit.
As far as the pretty background, I've never driven it due to my health. It belongs to my husband.