This is Advance 9440, a peach of a dress if ever there were one:
I made this ages and ages ago. Seriously, it was so long ago that the return address on all my letters was “123 Main Street, Pangaea.”
I don’t think when I made this I really did it justice — the neck yoke is decidedly lopsided:
I did not do a very good job on the back neck zipper, to put it mildly:
This is another dress I don’t wear very often but can’t seem to get rid of, mostly because I love the fabric so much. Why I think that at some point in the future I will magically find either the time or the ingenuity to change this dress into something else, I don’t know. Perhaps if I were the victim of a shrinking ray, and had to create an entirely new wardrobe of doll-sized clothes? (Because even if a shrinking ray made me Barbie-sized, it would not make me Barbie-proportioned …) Maybe when we have the Star Trek replicators and I can put a snippet of this fabric in one and intone “Dress, full skirt, hat” at it and have a new version in a snap? Both are more plausible than me sitting down and taking this one apart ….