I wonder about the story behind this pattern. The lady who was selling them had a whole box of patterns - ladies' dresses, skirts and suits, all neatly cut up and clearly used. I asked her if she had any uncut old patterns. I like the sheets for wrapping presents (and they are also great for journaling and collages). She scrabbled in the box and said - 'Oh, my dear, take this one. This one was never used ....'
And dress patterns also remind me of Sue Pam Grant's work. She is a fabulous South African artist (and playwright and actress - how talented can you get!) The images below are all from her Simplicty Miss Petite Size 8MP series of artworks (images are from the Bell-Roberts gallery website):
(Girl in Pocket / Ballet under Collar - by Sue Pam Grant)
For a description of her process, see here.