That's what I blame for the lack of pockets in modern women's clothing. Somehow the handbag manufacturers got to the garment industry and made them an offer they couldn't refuse. "No more dresses with pockets," they hissed, "or else." Then they smiled evilly and tossed a lit cigarette onto a bolt of silk chiffon.
Thankfully, patterns such as this still exist, passed from hand to hand in a kind of sartorial samizdat.
I haven't made this one yet as I can't decide whether to make the main body of the dress in plaid, and the shoulders in stripes, or vice versa. Or perhaps the main body in pink with white polka dots, and the shoulders in white with pink polka dots. Either way it will be an eyesore, of course, but a happy eyesore. (Besides, if you're going to defy the handbag-industrial complex, you must do it with brio.)
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