Etta James song 'At Last' is resonating in my head right now as finally, or rather, at last, I have a pattern for the much coveted Village Frock.
It went out of print years ago and of course once you can get something inevitably you want it desperately.
There are plenty of images of the pattern pieces on the internet to make your own pattern like here.
Also here ( for some reason I can't find the images of the pieces as I'm posting this) but they are on that site, somewhere.
There are blogs that list several sources for making pattern versions of the dress such as this blog.
And there are blogs that offer tutorials on the dress such as here.
There is a blog that has just recently recreated a very similar version of the dress and the pattern is downloadable for free here.
The Village Frock dress I made is size 4 and it's a possible wearable muslin. The fabric is a beige/gray linen.
The neckband is too loose I think. It'll be a week before I can try it on Caitlin to see how loose it is.
Oh, and I stuffed plastic bags up the sleeves to fill them out so they kind of look weird.
Thanks to everyone who helped me with this pattern.