McCall 3090 from 1938. Guess how many gores it takes to make the skirt to this dress? There are pattern pieces for four for the front and four for the back...and they go on folded fabric except for the center back which goes on the edge of the fold. Fifteen gores!
To make the sleeves poofy there is a pattern piece for sleeve stiffening to be cut from organdy.
Question for you -- take a look at the top photo of the pattern envelope and then this next one of it:
Which do you prefer? The top one is a photograph. I took it outside on the patio in natural light, and it shows the pattern colors accurately. (There is a deep wrinkle in the pattern on the left). The last photo is scanned. It shows a clearer image but the colors are off. I think I prefer the photograph. I'm just wondering because I'll be putting this in the Vintage Pattern Wiki one of these days (or feel free to take the photo and do it for me!) and wondered what other people might like.