View B (bottom left) is knee-length, with a mock-wrap front and godets to the skirt, and has a vintage-inspired feel to it. I like to use patterns already in my stash where possible, adapting a close design to what I want rather than spending on a new pattern. This pattern would easily alter to a mock-halter style, which I find more flattering on myself than the existing shape might be.
Some vintage patterns this style:
I think I might also swap the sash for a self-fabric or contrast colour belt for a more tailored 50s feel, and add the large patch pockets often seen on 50s era dresses. For fabric, I have decided on this cotton poplin:
Despite red having been my favourite colour for years, I don't own a red dress. It's time I did!