This gown has been my favorite since forever so I decided to make it. I just made this for fun -- it's not an exact replica or anything, lol. I used the pattern for the Rita Hayworth "Gilda" dress in the book Sew Iconic to make this.
I tried to make opera gloves, but I just couldn't do it. It's ok, though. Tattoos are this girl's best friend anyway ;)
The slit is in the front. It just kinda landed that way. I didn't follow any instructions in Sew Iconic -- I just went along doing my own thing. I kinda like the front slit, since I think my legs are my best body part.
I just pinned the butt bow on. It might need to come up higher. There's also puckering. I've never sewn with duchess satin before. But as I said -- this was just a fun thing. I will never, ever wear this out!