Styled after the dress worn by Brigitte Bardot designed by Jacques Esterel 1959. There is actually a rare Prominent Designer sewing pattern of this dress as well as a slightly easier to find Advance 9283 sewing pattern, which i of course found after i had already made my own pattern. Sigh... Anyway i had quite a time with the ginham fabric, it was 100% cotton very nice weight and texture but the print was about 2'' off the grain on one side, so the checks seemed to be sliding down hill. I have run into this problem a lot with stripes, plaids and other such prints on cotton. So getting the pieces to line up was nearly impossible, though i think it turned out well despite a few lines being slightly off. Other than that the dress went together quickly. I gathered the eyelet lace myself and made matching covered buttons, i decided to do a bias belt for a little interest. I also made the short sleeve version earlier this year but never got around to writing about it.