The pattern here is McCall's 5094 in view F; if that sounds familiar to you, it might be because I used the straps from this in the Space Invaders dress.
I believe that I made this last spring, and I wanted to make it out of just one fabric (view D, basically). However, when I went shopping for fabric, nothing really struck my fancy. (Must have been before JoAnn's releases their Halloween fabrics for the year. :D) This cherry and dot print I finally picked was cute, but I thought an entire dress would have been overwhelming. I couldn't resist its cute rockabilly/gothabilly charm though, so I went with view F.
Simplicity 2325, an Alice in Wonderland costume that I adapted into Daisy-Head Mayzie for a friend of mine.
As for the pattern itself, it wasn't too bad at all. I would recommend this for an advanced beginner. The technical challenges were:
- inserting a zipper
- a lining
- a bit of gathering under the bust
- a lot of gathering if you go my route and add ruffles
And for good measure (not the original, sorry):