My first thought upon seeing this pattern was something like "want-this-in-my-size-where-can-I-get-it?", which is usually my first thought upon encountering any vintage pattern. My second thought --
-- well, I had no second thought. My neurons all misfired at once. When I came out of the void and stopped staring at the pattern envelope in gaping, awestruck wonder, I began to imagine the discussion at Advance HQ before the pattern envelope featuring this chic housewife and her cartoon friend hovering a foot above her kitchen chair went into production:
HEAD OF MARKETING: Great, so we're all set on 3115. Moving on to 3116...well, gorgeous job on the dress, Betty.
BETTY: Thank you. The yoke is very well-designed.
HEAD OF MARKETING: That it is. Your seaming is beautiful as always. As for the illustration...well, Pierre, I do like the hands on the hips pose. It's very jaunty.
PIERRE: She is like a French sailor, oui.
HEAD OF MARKETING: Why is she so much smaller than the other model?
PIERRE: You do this all the time in American patterns, no? One giantess and one little one?
BETTY: Why is she floating a foot above the wicker chair?
PIERRE: Ah! It is very hip, no? Like the Rolling Stones song. She is Mother's Little Helper.
HEAD OF MARKETING: I'm sorry. I don't think they're referring to -- no. I don't really know what they're singing about, but I'm quite sure it's not a floating mini-helper.
PIERRE: She is like a genie then? Like the television show with the woman in the bottle, except that she lives in the chair --
BETTY: You can't live in a wicker chair. There's no way to close it up for the night.
PIERRE: How can you really live in a bottle? It's magic. You must suspend your disbelief.
BETTY: A bottle has a top, a bottom and sides. A wicker chair has -- where does she sleep? Where do her velvet curtains and pillows go?
PIERRE: Mother's Little Helper, she is ingenious. At night she hangs --
HEAD OF MARKETING: Approved! We're moving on to 3117.