My vintage pattern is on it's way to me in Australia also - I did have one 80's pattern in my collection but I really couldn't see myself wearing a boxy jacket. So this is what I have chosen.
To make it up in and use some navy satin for the sash BUT - and I'm not sure how I will overcome this dilemma just yet: I am 6 months pregnant and don't own a dress form so I am not quite sure just how I am going to fit this dress to myself. Part of me wants to find something in my stash to make it up with so that I can make it again with the fabric I love when I am no longer pregnant. I thought that I might be able to compare the toile to a couple of other toiles I have made - but there is nothing quite like being able to get that perfect fit. Any suggestions would be most welcome! Perhaps I should have chosen a jacket!