Also it turned out that I needed some expert help too as I could not understand the instructions for attaching the bodice to the skirt that involved a placket and pleats! Again a few nights were spent re-reading the instructions, reading sewing manual books and holding it up in front of myself going 'Eh!?'
So a huge thank you to Mammy!
In my confused moments I made the petticoat to go under the dress. this pattern was brilliant, easy to follow and hangs lovely. It was a bonus knowing that I was the first person to see this pattern since it had been produced in the 50's as it was a sealed packet!
Here they are...