This is an early 1960’s Simplicity pattern, which is a good example of the transition from the New Look 1950s styles and the mod styles of the mid-to-late 1960s. This dress is ends my relationship with linen. Back when I was involved in historical reenacting, I sewing with linen and wool exclusively. However, it just doesn’t work for 1950’s, early 60’s fitted garments. The muslin of this dress was much more fitted and showed off my waist much better. In linen, it just sorts of sags. However, linen is ideal in hot, humid D.C. summers. I love the pleats and the bow and plan on making this in a stiff, woven cotton.