This is a muslin made with my spiral dress pattern – I knocked it up to check the fit works with a woven as well as a jersey fabric. The answer is yes! although I probably need to make the neckline and armholes slightly deeper. On this picture you can clearly see the long, single seam line the starts in the top left armhole runs around my body and comes back to the front at about knee level. Marianna, Ruth you are right to compare this to a toilet roll!
Whilst trawling through the internet I found this Rick Owens dress which I suspect is made in a very similar way.
I feel a party dress coming on, know where can I find a nice piece of silk?