Actually it's not so rare. Scrolling through sites with vintage patterns I have noticed more patterns with diagonal closure. Must say it tickles me to do more of this.
Yes, I know there is no buttons on that dress. The fact is, this dress is so small sized it can't be buttoned on that dummy.
To highlight the beauty of the lower part dress should be worn with petticoat.
Color is absolutely fantastic.
Pockets are placed in the side skirt seam.