There were a few pieces missing (always check when you buy them) The neck facing and the sleeve pieces were missing but I wanted to make the sleeveless one to wear with my cappuccino cardigan. I knew I had material to use at home. I have since found out that a UK size 16 from 1967 is way smaller than a size 16 now.
It is too tight across the hips to do anything else other than stand still in the garden!
The whole set would have looked great but alas too small. Never mind, I have since been informed by my mum that the fabric is good quality curtain lining so the 'experiment' is not a costly trial. I think I could fit the bust better too, that or wear a better bra maybe?!
I enjoyed the top stitching on the seams and I used a great textured bias binding to do the neck as I didn't have neck facings which looked good too.
The zip went in well and I learnt a great deal about my new sewing machine and the tricky business of making an item of clothing actually fit. I will definitely have another go with some seam increases using a dress quality fabric. You live and learn! Jo x