Here's a pattern that probably will never go out of style. It's a Jessica McClintock. It features a separate skirt and blouse. The blouses are princess seamed and lined and have lace overlays. Make the blouse in 3 different styles. Scooped or jeweled neck-line with short sleeves or Halter style.
The skirt is gored and has side seam pockets. There is a back zipper and is floor or ankle length.