I have started working on a purple woollen 50's style dress a couple of weeks ago. Progress alas is very slow. I have only managed to cut out the pattern pieces out of the fabric.
The pattern is Butterick retro pattern B5605.
As it is intended as an autumn/winter dress I choose version A and drafted out the gap in the back. I have started on putting the front of bodice together but it's rather difficult. It's almost like the piceces don't fit. It's kinda funny how I can make victorian costumes without too much trouble and manage to find it hard to make a "normal" dress.