The other added attraction (aside from being able to choose a size appropriate to your needs) are images of the dresses made in 'reality' – no illustrations to rely on anymore. That has to be a good thing.
We have picked out both packaging and finished design in the images above and below, just so you get an idea of how that works. Most patterns seem to hover around the 1950s, with some sneaking into the 1940s and 1960s. If that era is good with you, the dress patterns retail online for £15.
You can see them all at the John Lewis website