For this dress, I used Butterick 5778:
See how nicely the shoulders fit on her? On me they are way too long and fall over my shoulder. I was thinking of fixing that by gathering the shoulder edge and restitching. It's going to be a guessing game because I haven't done that before and I'm not 100% how to - but I'm sure I can figure that out. Or maybe fix it some other way, I'd like ideas but haven't found any on the 'net.
Also, the bodice is a bit big but that's okay - at least it's not ridiculously tight around my chest. It looks modest and I prefer that.
Here's a poor quality photo:
See that little camera I'm taking photos with? Well, I'm saving for a new one but until then - I hope you don't mind the photo quality too much.
So there's the dress on me. I like the style of the dress but I'm not so sure I like the fabric.
It's a two-way stretch knit that I purchased from Fabric Mart (online) and it's sort of thin. I thought of lining it but I figure I can wear a slip underneath. I wish I could point out that droopy shoulder in the first picture but it's not too hard to see. See on my shoulder there, how the fabric hangs over? Huh? Wth? I've got to fix that before I can wear this out.
I still need to add the belt and hem the skirt portion.