https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/54078 The reviews consistently state:
"does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? No, but..." and they give four or five stars routinely.
I love the one dress I made from this, but it was a panic to assemble, I had to edit it pretty severely, and it took a lot of fabric. This plaid is a lightweight shirting plaid. Pao has made it a staple of her wardrobe, https://projectminima.blogspot.com/2018/05/wearing-that-french-housedress.html
but it needs..... a drapy fabric to really shine. Like a knit
The dress staple of my wardrobe has been the self proclaimed Cutie
|Check out the gapping in the front. The middle one popped a couple times|
Oh man. I am 63. I am not feeling cute. I have this pattern down, but something different is calling.
New ideas have issues, too.
This could work, but it needs the bodice fabric to be cut on the bias to get the cut on sleeve to do that sweet drop, and a lot of novelty cotton doesn't read well on the bias (frankly a lot is based on a straight grid repeat, vs a half step down or to the right).
I'm also still team Shirt Dress, even though every one of them I have sewn in the last ten years has gone right into the thrift store bag.