I sewed this dress at the beginning of the summer. It's McCalls 5042 and I have made it before. I sewed a black dress like this in college and wore it all the time. I was wishing I still had it and then realized, um, I could sew another one. I made it especially to wear under blouses. So many blouses now are a bit short (as they were 20 years ago when I was in college) and normal skirts and pants, when lifting my arms or moving around at all, can get a bit drafty.
This is not lined, nor did I put in a zipper. I can pull it over my head, carefully. It's in black tencel, which has some stretch. Sort of. Kind of like rayon does. I love this stuff. I got it at Mill Ends. I added this white trim to the serged edge on the bodice. That lovely ruffle is not the dress but the best bra ever.
This is how I normally wear this dress, with vintage blouses (this lovely gem was a special gift from a friend who knows this is my 7th navy blouse) or a sweater on top. Oh, I also didn't hem this dress, just serged the edges. Super simple. I have worn so many items from my closet that were too short to be comfortable now that I have this dress to wear under—It's like I just got a bunch of free clothes!