I used my favourite 60s Style pattern for this dress (2132) and drafted the pattern for the collar and cuffs myself. The main inspiration behind it was some lovely tartan dresses I'd seen whilst browsing Etsy and also the 90s film Clueless - there is some great plaid going on in that film.
I often use junior patterns when sewing as I have petite measurements. I'm actually quite tall though so I often run into problems in the arm area. Normally I remember to lower the armhole before cutting out the pattern but in this instance I forgot and didn't remember until after I'd started sewing!
I absolutely love this dress and can see myself getting a lot of wear out of it. For some reason the collar appears slightly wonky in the pictures. I can assure you that it doesn't look like that in real life, I think it might have been the way I was standing, or maybe the fact that I'd only been awake about an hour when these pictures were taken and in my sleepy state hadn't adjusted the collar!