This pattern is from 1953. The thing I find interesting about it is that it says on the cover that "this design is illustrated in quilted fabric." Who knew?
I've never seen a quilted fabric dress, especially from that era, so this intrigues me. The back of the envelope lists quilted cottons among the suitable fabrics, but I'm still not quite seeing it. The fabric list is also one of the most varied I've ever seen. Here it is:
- quilted cottons
- cotton broadcloth
- percale (great use for leftover sheets, for thrifty sewists)
- dotted Swiss
- embroidery cotton