Despite many months of looking at Topshop in disdain at all the horrible 1980s-influenced fashion (boke), I have seen something I actually like. I saw the above dress in the window and was immediately drawn inside to look at it. However not only is it £60, it is polyester and not even lined. Is it just me, or is that a bit shoddy? But it is oh so pretty. Unsurprisingly, it is very 1950s-esque, looks vintage, and fits more or less exactly the idea of the type of dress I like.
I don't have £60 to spend on a dress that I have no need for (no weddings coming up...damn) and which I don't think is particularly well made. However, I would allow myself to make a similar dress if I found the right pattern. Therefore I am commencing the search for the pattern to use for my next sewing project - the 1950s dress of my dreams. Though I will have to wait for payday to buy anything. No matter!