The outfits of 1930s Hollywood and the couture houses of 1930s Paris were very closely linked. It's therefore going to be extremely informative to study couture techniques in making the suit (and dress).
Hip frills, couture-style.
The suit's silhouette is like an extreme version of the Crawford suit. Neither waist boning nor hip frills will be necessary in order to create the Crawford suit; they are specific to the Dior look. I may create more pronounced, squarer shoulders, which I will build up with shoulder pads bespoke to the model's padded mannequin. The Dior suit is fully canvased and pad stitched, with a rolled lapel - just like on male tailoring. The treatment of outer edges and seam allowances is slightly different. I am going to research couture techniques dealing with specific areas, as well as copying what Katerina has done, in order to achieve the couture effect on my finished suit.