I am in a veritable tizzy waiting for this to come from Sew-Retro Vintage Patterns. My own fault for ordering something right before a holiday weekend, but hey, when you find a pattern like this, you pounce!
This may be my autumn go-to dress pattern, although I'm not nearly as willowy as the gals in this illustration. But notice, if you please, the high-necked, cut-on-the-fold front bodice, perfect for big prints, and the really cute buttoned back! There are even side-seam pockets, wonder of wonders (although I might also cut the skirt on the fold to eliminate that front seam).
There's plenty more where this came from at Sew-Retro Vintage Patterns … check out this one! Me, I'll just go back to watching the mailbox.