This is the latest issue of Lula magazine, an expensive and hard-to-source publication which I appear to be collecting despite the fact that I could re-sell my back copies on Eebaay for enormous profit!
Note that white collar. It turns up a lot in this issue. Mostly as designed by Louis Vuitton, a designer whom I generally greet with a shrug and a lip curl due to those ubiquitous fake bags on market stalls. Not his fault I suppose!
There is an amazing LV hotpants-jumpsuit further into the magazine which showcases this detail. I think the collar may be laser-cut white leather and the main body of the suit is velvet or maybe a boiled wool? It has massive decorative buttons too - oooh!
So when I was feeling a bit fragile and distracted last night (don't worry - it's nothing new) and came across a 1970's Betsey Johnson dress pattern on Etsy with similar features, my heart started racing. Ooh the possibilities!
It has a front zip and a lace-trimmed oversized Peter Pan collar.
I am thinking navy velvet with a white pique collar and maybe a brass-toothed zip. Big patch pockets with decorative button tabs?
I would like to wear it to my office Christmas lunch - so there's a deadline to aim for!
Exciting! A new sewing project to play with! Now to find some fine navy velvet...