~I used my go-to pattern, the retired Simplicity #8071
~Mom suggested that I cut the skirt on the bias, and I'm glad that I did!
~I added an extra inch of fabric to each shoulder front, and gathered it to make it match the back bodice. (Then pinched it out (2 pleats) at the waist.)
~The zipper is a regular zipper, set in the side, so I did not have to worry about the plaid matching!
~I also lengthened the bodice a 3 inches (too long), so I could wear a belt with it.
The fabric is a nice light/cool cotton plaid that was given to me by my friend Gay, and the *Zipper came from my Lisa (well, really from her friend's estate sale). Thanks friends!
*Remember my Zipper post? Read it HERE.