Pattern: Butterick 4812
Size: B4812 comes in sizes 6 to 20 - I used size 8 for the bodice, size 6 for the waist and size 10 for the hip.
Fabric: Medium weight white linen from Fabricland.
Comments: I have been wanting to make this dress for the longest time now. I bought the pattern when it was first released and then it just languished in my stash. However, recently I saw Sharon's version. Her dress was so cute and flattering on her that it inspired me to get up off my lazy butt and make one of my own. Thanks for the inspiration, Sharon!
I wanted something decidedly summery, so I went with the white linen. I really like it because now I can dress it up or down with accessories in any colour under the sun. Also, since the linen is fairly heavy weight, I will be able to wear this dress into the fall, just by adding a jacket or sweater.
Conclusion: I already have a few other versions of this dress percolating in my head, so it will definitely get made again. This was certainly a quick project that produces major results. Sharon said it best, "It is a hidden gem."