This book is slightly different -- we see the front of the dress instead of the back, but this time with nobody in it.
A Vintage Affair, by Isabel Wolff, is also a great choice for this treatment because it is about clothes. The summary says:
Phoebe Swift, has just opened a vintage dress shop in Blackheath. At the same time she is coping with the recent loss of her best friend, Emma. So Phoebe takes refuge in her work - restoring these wonderful old clothes to their former glory so that they can go on to have new lives. But what of the past lives these clothes have lived she often wonders? What stories would they tell if they could speak?This dress is a true vintage style, and it was easy for me to pick a matching pattern.
Of course you'd have to make in a bright pink polished cotton or maybe even a crepe of some sort...
With a cute black bow belt, too!