Okay, so I bought another pattern from ebay seller . I really couldn't resist this one … could you?
Every summer I end up making the same pattern three or four or five times … last year it was ; this year it may be this pattern. It just looks so perfect — the sweetheart neckline and the pockets are exactly right. I don't like the deep vee in the back but I can fix that easily by filling in the top and retracing the facing. This would be so easy to make, and even easier to wear. Throw a cardigan over it (I probably won't make the bolero) and it could go anywhere.
I have this lovely limp grass-green cotton open-weave that this will be stunning in, and some red floral, and some stripey pink seersucker, and maybe this will even be worth of the I bought in China. Heck, if it turns out to be The Pattern of Summer 2007 I might even use the green Chaiken cotton satin I bought ages ago and have never been able to bring myself to cut into.
So: prepare yourselves. If this goes well you'll be seeing a lot of it.