Oh, how I love the exuberant ruffles of McCall 8258:
Four rows of ruffles at the hem! It looks like it would be so much fun to walk in -- you'd swish and rustle and make a grand entrance. Let's not even get started on what it would be like to dance in it.
It's from 1935, but I can't be the only one reminded of this dress style that was so popular in the 1970s: