Dress No.1 is done and I'm smitten. I left the pockets off and added an asymmetrical pleat on the front and three pleats on each side to create a 'ballon' type shape instead of an A-line shape and added some stitch work. It fits perfectly, hangs beautifully and was pretty easy to make once I got the sizing right (the pattern sizing is very generous). I have a few loose ends to finish up around here before I can start Dress No.2 but I already have it cut out and ready to go :)
happy almost weekend!