This is a great dress, nice to wear, but it was hard to get it to the point where I liked it. The dress was easy to make but there were a lot of little things to adjust, especially the bust gathers. Eventually, I ended up top-stitching the gathers down so that it is like mock-shirring. A Vintage Vogue reprint from 1940 (#8812) was the pattern used and some blue/tan/white plaid poly from my stash was the fabric. To see and read more, please visit my blog page here.