I got this pattern Simplicity 8551, circa 1969, at a thrift store this morning for 10 cents!
I have most of the pieces cut out and am ready to sew. The fabric is kind of an odd pink-red linen I picked up last summer from a lady I met on Ebay (she was closing out a lot of fabric at her shop/home south of Jackson). It isn't my first choice, but since the pattern takes 5+ yards (for the short one!) it will have to work! (This is the only fabric I had 5+ continuous yards of)
Plus, I'm not all that confident in my clothes-sewing abilities yet. Maybe this will help!
The cats are in big trouble -- they have been pattern diving. That means they hear me rustling the pattern while pinning it down, and they come diving into it at full force. 'Why are you yelling at us? You have fun stuff you aren't sharing!'
Here we go.