I'm Steph from 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World. I recently acquired several new-to-me vintage patterns, among them this DuBarry, circa mid-30's.
I plan to play with the top in a jersey, maybe muslin it properly, and eventually end up with the short-sleeved version in pale green silk pique.
I ordered this with Christmas money from Fashion Fabrics. I haven't run the pique through my fingers to test for drape or heft; it may prove too sturdy to handle all those pleats. In that case, I'll find a substitute.
I haven't sewn from a DuBarry, and 1930's sizing puzzles me at the best of times. Generally, I work from a 32" or 34" bust and alter for a short waist and full bust. So far my excursions into working with 30's patterns has been all over the map, hence the muslin.
For the first muslin, I'll make the bodice with no alterations for sizing.