This dress is one of the first dresses I ever made from a vintage pattern (the exact pattern is lost to memory). I posted about it a few years back and it was old even then — and I know it’s older than my son, which puts it firmly in the grunge era.
I do really like the collar and the lines of the bodice. I remember clearly that this was a newspaper pattern … Anne Adams or Marian Martin or some such:
I should really find the pattern in my stash and make it up again today, and show the two dresses side by side … just so people can see that, just as with everything else, sewing gets better with practice!