I'm pretty sure I would get along with Suzie from Suzie Pattern.
We've been conversing on the Interweb thingy for a while now and you develop relationships this way. When she designed her first dress and asked for some people to test her pattern, the Antoinette, I jumped at the chance to help her out a little. It's a pretty balsy move and I want to encourage that.
I was pleasantly surprised.
I cut a toile in an old sheet and quickly made a 12 straight up without alterations. Please don't mind the fact I have sewn the pleat backwards.
Frankly, there is not a hell of a lot to do to make this dress fit properly, and most of the fitting issues have more to do with my body shape than with the pattern itself. There is the right amount of ease just about everywhere but my upper-torso-arms and I trust she has fixed the waist with which there was a problem.
Look at the back, it's almost perfect.
I am not going to make this into a dress, because I don't think it's a good style for me. I'm too old to have a collar that comes up this high, it's makes me look matronly, but if you are young and hip like Esz is, it might be a good dress for you.
The pattern is free for your downloading pleasure on her website and Suzie has just announced a new pattern coming out soon.
Which I will test if she asks.