This is why I love lurking on the vintage pattern sites. Yep, that's me. Homecoming 1XX4. I made the dress and I loved it. The minute I saw the pattern on the website I was young again! (Pattern pic from momspatterns.com)
My current project (going on week #3) is a vintage vest on which I'm trying out the methods described in this Threads article (current issue). So far, I love it. The turn-of-the-cloth on the collar is perfect!