I've put aside a 50s pattern I've been making because of fit issues (and laziness) and I've decided to make up this pattern from the ebay job lots. Its from the 1980s and that is not usually a decade I favour (nor did style it seems) and I would never have sought out a 80s pattern. However, I LOVE this! The buttons, they go all the way down the back of the dress! *squee sounds* The shape is simple, but I think will be flattering.
Amazingly this pattern is from the late, and nefarious, News of the World. It'll be fun naming the dress on that basis alone. So sad that tabloid newspapers rely solely on boobies to sell papers, rather than boobies AND sewing patterns.
The dress looks like a simple make, although it will be my first time with elastic. I'm quite taken with the red illustration of the dress and I've bought some very cheap (£1 a metre) crepe-ish meterial from Walthamstow market.