My new dress… nearly finished!! This was started months ago… and you know how it is… you get busy doing other things. Anyway, I’ve been back into it today as part of my “finish off a few things before you start anything new gig!!”

The fabric has been in my stash for a few years and the pattern is a gifted 1973 McCalls #3608. I remember my mum wearing dresses like these and have always had a soft spot for fashions from the 60s and 70s. This dress has a gorgeous silhouette, nipped at the waist and then quite A-line. There are two bust darts on each side that create a lovely shape and a little dart on the back of the neck on both sides.

Believe it or not, the symmetrical placement of the design on the neckband was a total fluke. I was super excited when I noticed how it turned out. I plan on hemming this just level with my knee and wearing it with yellow heels!!