I went through mum's vintage patterns when we stayed with them at Christmas, and came away with a few to play with. I tackled the bottom right pattern first.
I took the pattern pieces out of the packet and almost threw away the first couple of small pieces, since they had no printing on them. I thought they were rubbish. Then I realised ALL the pieces were like that, and they had little holes punched in them. I did freak out a little at first, but after reading the instructions I realised it was easy to cut and mark up.
I do love this fabric, but I've decided the style doesn't really suit me. It does look better with a belt tho.
And a cardi breaks it up a bit too.
Here are some pics of mum in 1969 wearing a dress Grandma made her using the same pattern. She has the version with sleeves, which I actually tried with mine, but it looked too utilitarian so I removed them.
Mum's dress has the neckline according to the pattern. I altered mine cos it was SO high and choking me!
Dress - Made by me
Belts - Unknown
Shoes - ASOS
Crochet Necklace - Made by me
Cardi - Hand me down from my sister in law