I did my dress based on 1969 Simplicity pattern (n° 8591 ) .
It turned into a nightmare ! The 34″ bust seemed to be a 42″ so I had to revise almost entirely the pattern .
I fought the sleeves and the fabric i choose was rough even after several cleanings !
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