Sometimes a pattern arrests me with the illustration, not the design, especially when it is supposed to show the glamorous life you will lead in whatever dress it is that you will be making. This one looks like a still from a bad movie, but I can't decide what the hell that guy is saying! Help me out — is he saying:
"Miss Monroe, you look simply ravishing. And, as you well know, my … tastes … lie in a different direction."
"Don't look now, but that's my ex-wife and her greasy gigolo — I said, DON'T LOOK!"
"After tonight, you'll never have to go back to the typing pool ever again!"
"See that man? I'm going to have him killed. No, not him, the one on the left."
"I really enjoy standing in for Mr. Brosnan. What is Ms. Zimbalist like?"
"Look, there's another woman wearing the same dress! Vogue 1066, right?"
"No, you're right, the ice sculpture is definitely supposed to be 'Guernica.'"
I'm not sure what he's saying, exactly, but something is making this poor woman freeze like a deer in the headlights. Maybe she left a pin in a seam, and has just found it? Maybe she realized too late that her glittery and bare evening-y dress is just not suitable in broad daylight, at what is evidently a business function?
There's another pic of it here, which shows that the weird front top panel of the skirt becomes a sash in back. Why? Because it can. Anyway, if all this speculation has made you fall in love with this Molyneaux pattern, you can buy it from the Blue Gardenia for $35. It's B34.