I had such high hopes for this pattern, you guys. See all that intricate seaming? Those early 1930's styles make me weak at the knees.
As for the back...
Do you know where this dress is going to go? It's going to go to that place so lovingly described by Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book, Where The Wadder Things Are.
I'm pretty sad. I was quite attached to this fabric, which is lovely in real life, white polka dots on jungle green in some sort of jacquard weave. Silk, no less, and bought before I even started graduate school.
By way of a pattern review, I'm not sure I can recommend this pattern. The design looks like it should be awesome, but it has the same problem as most early 1930's designs, which is that they're sacks. Do you look good in a dress with basically no shaping? If you do, great. If you don't...you should look elsewhere.
I have a few minor complaints about the pattern. There are 3/8" seam allowances, which I feel is really not wide enough to manipulate precisely for lapped seams. One of the pattern pieces is mislabled, but that's easy to catch if you sit there and think for a moment.
Ah well. Onwards to new and better things!