Grandmothers on my husband and my side of the family had dresses made in this pattern. My family does not have theirs any more as a fire destroyed most heirlooms in my family when my grandmother was a teenager. I do have a photo of her wearing a dress very similar just in white for her holy communion where this on is in blue. So I was super happy to see this one and tell my grandmother about it. She thought it was so cool as it was one of her favorite dresses as a child. Hers was a little fancier than this one and it is hard to see in the old photo.
Now on to this one.
It has french lace the original belt sash was missing so I places a ribbon for this photo but it was too white to leave it with the out fit so I have since purchased 2 yards of blue double sided satin ribbon instead and it looks much better with that. The piece you see hanging down that sort of looks like an apron is actually the collar on this blue one. On my grandmothers there was a second lace collar added to make it a little fancier.