Why Roo - what a big skirt you've got!
(And I can see your bra - your mother will be horrified!)
Give us a smile, girl, it can't be that bad... can it?
Err... what, please tell me, are those strange flaps under your arms?
They are sewn across the top?!
Turn round a minute, let me see the back view...
Oh my! Where did all that fabric come from?
Size 12 from 1954? Are you sure it's not size 54?
It is supposed to fit a 30 inch bust?
Are you kidding me?!
It looks as if I am supposed to layer up all the excess fabric at the front and back pleats, securing it with a band of petersham round the waistline.
But that doesn't explain the underarm action.
Did 1950's ladies have an extra set of boobs stored under their arms for safe keeping?
I have three words to describe the outcome of this vintage sewing experience: