This dress is one I have purchased, just last week, for a grand sum of $1. It has been homemade, I can tell by the numerous thread colours used. I'm pretty certain I may even have a very similar pattern in my stash. The collar is probably meant to be worn up, but that's way too hot, and the sleeves down (they also have a contrasting white band), but the entire look is a little bit Nicky from Big Love. I thing I will cut the sleeves at this 3/4 length and change the white band on the collar to a darker shade, maybe purple. This dress has a side zip. If you look closely the check fabric has a gold stripe through, tres' glamour. It may become a fave, it was perfect to wear to the markets this morning as it kept the sun off my skin.