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 style.com):
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.

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