I recently discovered this fabulous vintage cover over at The Dusty Bookcase, whose review is entertaining in itself -- this book sounds lurid, dreadful, and like a good argument for why 'vintage' is not always better.
As soon as I saw that dame's back I knew instantly which pattern could replicate that look. The brassy hair, however, is another story...
I would choose Vogue 8728
|See, even the gloves and shoes are right on!|
|This back view provides a better comparison. Lengthen this one|
slightly, perhaps reduce the fullness of the skirt slightly...spot on.
|This line drawing gives a clear view. Exchange|
the skinny belt for a wide green sash and you are done.
This cover model clearly does things her own way, including what really should be a vintage fashion faux pas in her colour choices ("blue and green should never be seen") I can only think she's reaching into her green purse for a revolver...