Alla Nazimova in Salome (1923) Photo by Arthur Rice. Alla Nazimova's costumes for her film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play of the same name are perhaps some of my favourite costumes in the history of film.
dress, apparently its easy to sew: It's just 4 rectangles. Measure shoulder to hem length, then girth at widest part (hips?) and divide by 4. Add seam allowance. Sew allowing for neckline, arm holes. No pattern needed. 1/2 hour, max!