Whilst holidaying in the Isle of Wight last year, I purchased some sparkly crimplene fabric from a vintage shop in Ventnor. At first I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, but then inspiration struck and this 1960s party dress with mandarin collar was the result. I even made matching covered buttons!
The pattern I used was Simplicity 7994 from 1968. I only had to make a slight adjustment to the side seams (1/2" on each side) which was good as I can be a lazy seamstress and altering patterns is not something I particularly enjoy - I just like to get straight down to the sewing!