I was so pleased with my first version, like so many other sewing bloggers, that I decided to go ahead and make another, learning from my original effort. and making a few changes.
The fabric was a faux snakeskin in a bronze colour with a sheen, purchased about three years ago for a pittance at 34 Market Row, Brixton. I did away with the centre front and centre back seams, as such seams would detract from the effect of the fabric, and added some length.
To leave some walking room, as I was making a longer version, I left slits at the bottom of the side seams but rounded the side edges for a shirt tail effect.
I fully lined the dress and applied the fusible interfacing to the inside of the lining. Below you can see the inside back of the Cleo.
Unfortunately I can't take a photograph of it being worn as I have no "volunteer" photographer to hand today. I cannot even take one of the dress on my Adjustoform Tailor's Dummy as the shoulders are too wide to get the dress on it. This just shows that, helpful as they may be, these type of dummies cannot reproduce you exactly, I always have to do a narrow shoulder adjustment to garments I make. The best I can do is below.
Have you made a Cleo? We would love to see a photograph of it in our Member's Makes Photo Album on The London Dressmakers Club Meetup site.