It's finally finished! And I actually wore it to work! (That's a big deal for me.)
Dress alone (after a full day of work):
The alterations I made to the pattern were good - the hips ended up being a little big, so I took them in a hair from the zipper down, and I made the front darts deeper, but the length was good, and neckline was fine. The armscyes were a little tight, but that was more an issue when I was slouching, and I can fix that for next time. My zipper went in on the first try. *gasp* That never happens. The pattern was easy to follow, and went together quickly. The material is 55/45 linen/cotton, and it's the same collection as the green skirt. I didn't line the dress, so I had to get a half slip for underneath (facings cover the top half), but that's okay. I just didn't have the patience or time to figure out how to add a lining. As I get the alterations down pat, this could become something I make several times over in the future.
Dress with cardigan (work look):
Eventually I am going to make a gray jacket to go with it, but I haven't quilted in some time, and my little hands miss straight seams and flying geese. And not having two machines, *hint, hint dear husband* I can't move from quilting to sewing and back easily, so if I start a garment project, that's all I get to do until it's done. For a flitter like me, that's torture.