This dress is both a UFO and an unseasonal addition to my wardrobe. Well, as much as anything is unseasonal in Wellington NZ - the land of 'four seasons in one day'.
I've named the dress after the Southerly winds that blow straight off Antarctica and bring winter in the middle of summertime.
The dress is made from a 1931 pattern (Excella E3169) out of white wool with black silk satin trim recycled from a vintage obi.
More info and construction pictures on my blog: http://thedreamstress.com/2012/02/finished-project-the-summertime-southerly-1931-dress/