I was lucky enough to find 6 yards of this psychedelic acetate in a charity shop on the same day I found the 1969 Simplicity pattern and according to the instructions, exactly the correct amount of fabric required for View 2 – my favourite outfit!
Although too big I had a dressmaking friend on hand to talk me through sizing it down.
It was surprisingly easy to make, I managed to finish it in an afternoon.
The Bakelite buttons were salvaged from a 1940s tea dress which had disintegrated over time.
I couldn’t resist recreating the hairstyle on the envelope, I think that bit was trickier than making the outfit!