1950s Dress (2006) from Butterick B4513
I made this dress the year I took up swing dancing, and decided I needed something a little fancier to wear to dances. I used Butterick pattern B4513, which aims for a Dior-style New Look dress. It went together fairly easily; the use of bias tape to edge the top was particularly convenient. I made the crinoline out of a basic a-line skirt pattern sewn with rows and rows and rows of endlessly gathered tulle.