For this sheath, I started with a princess seamed dress. This is a simple shape that as originally drafted, had both a shoulder princess seam and a second seam that corresponds to the second waist dart in front and back.
To the right are the finished pattern pieces. One of the standard changes I make is to take a little wedge at the CB waist, since PMB drafts with a dead straight CB seam. I'm not straight there, are you? As you can see, I converted the second princess seam back to a fisheye dart in the front. In the back, it's a long dart that ends in the armscye. The hem is also slightly pegged so it looks less blocky.
So this is at least the third sheath dress I've made from the pattern. You last saw it here.
Here are the pictures of my most recent iteration of this dress. So comfortable! It has about 2" or so of ease at the hip.
I think it looks pretty good with my leather jacket.
I wore this to the Haute Couture Club of Chicago luncheon and fashion show last Sunday. But I had not correctly anticipated the weather. It was 85 degrees F (29.5 C)!