The pattern istself was not in great condition, but still usable. Laura at More Sewing helped me with the fitting. The pattern is a size 16 (38inch bust). Adjustments included taking an inch or so off the bust and adding onto the hips. If you look n the pictures below, I cut the lining where the pins are. Just shows how we have changed shape over the years!
Here’s the invisible zip going in, and a close up of the fabric. It is a crepe like material and has a lovely drape. It was easy to sew with and pressed nicely too. The fabric was in a big bag of scraps given to my friend by Maryamm at Mazelino Designs, a wedding dress designer and sewing school. I lined it with white polyester to give it that 1960s ‘rustle’ as I swish around!
I am really pleased with the fit of the dress! I love the princess seam detail and the groovy pockets! I found some vintage buttons to finish off the pockets. If I made it again I think I would make the neckline a little bigger, it’s just a little high for my taste and comfort.
And a bonus! A photobombing puppy!