Once upon a time a girl found an old pattern in a treasure trove op shop back room. She knew the pattern contained all the instructions to become the carefree girls shown on the cover. They were stylish - simple, tall and thin. They laughed and flicked their hair in care free friendship. The girl wanted to be them.
But a pattern is nothing but a set of rules and instructions. The girl went shopping for the right fabric to create the dress of her dreams. It took many years of searching. Then she found this fabric at Rathdowne Remnants and it had that 70's retro charm....
Bravely she got out the scissors and made the cuts. But the instructions were not quite right for her - the measurements were wrong for her size so she made adjustments.
Alas in her rashness and delusions she didn't think it through and cut the pieces too small.
She put the dream away for a month and wondered what to do.... Then, she awoke one morning with the solution!
She finished the dress! Alas, she isn't anything like the young carefree hair flickers on the pattern front. But she finished the dress. And it's wearable.