This is a dress made with awesome fabric and one of my favorite patterns!
I visited Japan and returned with much fabulous fabric, including this pink cherry blossom print Japanese cotton:
V8789, a 1950's dress pattern reissued by Vogue.
I didn't use the skirt pattern piece, opting instead to just cut two rectangles of fabric from selvedge to selvedge. I stitched grosgrain ribbon to the raw edge at the top of the skirt, partly for extra support for all that gathering, and partly because it helps hide the raw edges.
Enough about the construction. Onward to the pictures!
In conclusion, I highly recommend this pattern. It's versatile, it's well-designed, I found it easy to fit and easy to sew, and it's fun to wear. I'm probably going to flood my closet with different versions of this dress. Enjoy!