Advance patterns were the house patterns of JC Penneys from 1933 to 1966. This pattern is a new look pattern of the 1950's what I really love is the red dress with the polka dots on the front and I would love to try one similar to that. Is it silly to want to make the dress you see on the front of the pattern? I don't think of myself as lacking imagination but sometimes the designer of the pattern just sells you on the piece on the front. The great thing about finding this pattern is that I bought it in a lot with 22 other patterns by Advance that all appear to be New Look 1950's patterns better yet I got all 23 for 23 dollars (that includes my shipping) that is 1 dollar a piece!!!! Woohoo is all I can say. By the way the pattern posted above is a picture I saved from the first time I saw the pattern and the one I bought is a much more reasonable size although not my size I will have to play with sizing it up a bit which may be tricky with this one so if you have any advice for me please feel free to make suggestions.