In fashion it is so true that good ideas come around more than once. Check out these dresses from Bottega Veneta’s 2007 Spring Collection (pictures courtesy of
Now, check out this pattern from c. 1962!:

Here’s my take on this style, inspired either by BV or a vintage pattern, take your pick!:

The color isn’t the same as the BV, only because the BV color while lovely, is a bit bland for me. I also added beads at every smocking stitch, because I love beads and it makes the dress a bit more special. To see more pictures and to read about the construction and inner details of the dress, visit my blog, Pins and Needles.