Elsie is the ultimate party dress pattern. Designed to have a clean finish on both the inside and outside, Elsie features a fully lined and faced bodice, invisible zipper and a hand sewn finish. This pattern also features a quick to sew skirt variation. The Elsie dress is a sophisticated dress with nods to 50's fashion, with a curved v-neckline, princess seams and dramatic pleats. Elsie is best suited for woven fabrics with a bit of body, such as brocade, jacquard, cotton poplin, silk dupion, taffeta or even lighter weight home decor fabrics.