I bought the fabric for this dress in Chapel Street Market, London circa 1985. I only rediscovered it at the weekend when I spotted my mum digging it out to mend one of her outdoor chairs. I have always been very partial to a ‘scene’ type print.
Luckily there was quite a bit of it though and I made this from New Look pattern no. 6980 which I can recommend. Very, very simple – took just a couple of hours to put together – and quite a few nice variations.
Also comfortable and there are short and long lengths. I made the short one which is just right for me and I am average height. It’s a touch parky today so I have teamed it with some grey leggings and a White Stuff cardigan that I thrifted for £3.50 last week.
Now I must go and dig out that fake tan so I don’t look quite so pink and freckly.