The pattern and the fabric were just waiting for each other… and for the the penny to drop, given both have been in stash for quite some time!
I’m not sure of the date, maybe late 50s or 60s? But its definitely a style I’m fond of. And works perfectly with the bark cloth. I just love the tropical print and it was lovely to sew up.
It took 3 toiles to fit and I’m happy with the result but still needs a few small adjustments. Namely the position of the straps and tweaking the bodice a bit more. I had to take in the skirt substantially to get a snug fit. The pattern illustration is a bit misleading as per usual!
Shame I didn’t have enough fabric for the little jacket but to be honest a little black linen jacket would do just fine.
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