A few months ago I acquired this dress at a clothes swap. It is a perfect fit and I love the retro shape. I feel a little like the queen when I put it on! It is her kind of shape.
I love love love the collar and the covered buttons.
And the faux pockets.
I am not so keen on the holes, snags, wobbly stitching in clashing thread and weird sixties plastic fabric.
It has been hand made which I love!
But not very well, which I do not love.
So, my plan is to unpick it and use it as a pattern to remake it in fabric made of natural fibres. I am very excited about it even though it will probably be too warm to wear for quite a while. I have even started to wonder if I can make those faux pockets into real pockets. I love dresses with pockets.
I shall reuse the zip in tribute to the original maker, but I hope I can pick out thread that matches my chosen fabric!