A close-up of the top portion of the dresses:
And I found the photo below in one of my vintage McCall's Patterns booklets.
It features another version of 3538:
I actually think I may have had a dress made from pattern 3538.
I remember a dress in a cotton knit with a brightly colored floral and a solid-color bodice, and if it wasn't this pattern, then it was a very similar one.
I still have the bright plastic pin I used to wear with it, but, alas, no picture of the dress, sadly.
You can see in the artwork that is on the pattern front below, that the yellow floral is a depiction of the very same fabric shown in the photo from the pattern booklet.
I love that they did that.
I think McCall's did it fairly often - in fact,
they did the same thing with that blue calico fabric Tina and I wrote about (in a number of previous posts) that she made a blouse with, and Raggedy Ann was dressed in it on the pattern , etc.
I like the version in the center on the front - the one made with red and yellow calico, and tied with a sash 'round the waist.
I'm a calico lover from way back!