The pattern is out of print Simplicity 2568 (year 2009).
I picked this pattern up when it was released and it has resided in the stash ever since.
I was so excited when the pattern came out, it is a copy cat of the Marc by Marc Jacobs funnel neck dress (below) from Fall 2008.
My original plans for the dress pattern were to construct it in a tweed. None the less four years down the road my version came to life in a black ponte knit.
At first I was apprehensive to use the knit for fear of a droopy funnel neck. But the Simplicity's neck line is tame in comparison to the Marc Jacobs inspiration (that is an extreme funnel) and the hefty knit held up well after all it is supported with an interfaced facing.
I am a ponte fan. Ponte washes and wears beyond well plus it sews like butter. Any beginer sewists looking to try sewing with knits start with ponte knits.
The pockets on the designer dress are in set it to the dress, the Simplicity version has bias cut patch pockets with a zipper opening.
For my pockets I used vintage metal zippers with contrasting zipper tape for a touch of visual interest.