One of my favorite dress patterns is Sense and Sensibiliy's Regency Dress. I love the old classic styling in this design. It's princess seams are flattering to most people, and the diagonal dropped back shoulder seam is quite elegant. Shown here is the bodice back with skirt.
The teeny little tucks at the center back are slimming as well as beautiful. They add something special to the flow of the dress as you walk. If you make this pattern according to the directions, the center of the skirt back is actually quite a bit longer that the rest of the skirt. It is meant to flow agains the ground.
The pattern converts well for nursing purposes. Here's the tiny covered button that holds the flap in place.
See what's hidden underneath!
Here is a sweet detail from another very simple dress. Do you ever collect little pearl buttons only to find you don't have enough for an application? Try mixing them in some pleasing pattern.