And, yet again - you see the fabric it was made from is the same as pictured on the pattern front:
An "Extra Carefree" pattern; I like the sound of that!
A formal-length dress made from a pattern such as this would have been considered completely appropriate.
I have no idea about today - I would imagine most young girls want the best-of-the-best (at least that's how it seems to me), and maybe a "store-bought" dress is the only thing deemed "good enough".
I don't even really want to know.
I'm glad I grew up when I did.......