sewing board] i figured out what to do with the quintessential "vintage" dress. it has all the qualifications of the 70's-80's - heavy polyester fabric, pleated tea-length skirt, bubble top with weird lining, awkward shoulder pads and sleeve length. oh yea. and the pattern. stripey variegated floral. yuss.
and yes the back is a bit lower than id hoped. my bra strap shows. ...good thing i have a blue bra!