It was worn by Debbie Reynolds in the film Give a Girl a Break. (Yeah, I've never heard of it either.)
Anyway, I became so obsessed with this dress that I made it the lock screen picture on my phone (briefly replacing Henry, can you believe it?). I couldn't stop thinking about making a similar design.
I stopped by B&J last week, and they had a fabric so close to the original dress that it's eerie.
P.S. Happy New Year! I spent last week with family at Rehoboth Beach. I'm home now, working away on the book, which is starting to look like a book!