This is my version of The Staple Dress by April Rhodes.
There is a lot I love about this dress. I love the high/low hem. I love the shape and ease of the neckline. I LOVE the fabric I chose. I love the french seams (my first time with these). I love how comfortable the dress is to wear and how it flows when I walk. It was easy to sew as well.
I do not love the extra material under the arm. I made a size small even though my measurements could have handled a size medium according to the pattern, but I still feel like my bust is swimming in the dress. Perhaps I should have lowered the shirring? I may go back and add a few more lines of elastic thread to see if I can get it to cinch in.
This dress will still get a lot of wear and I think with some tweaks I can make one that fits me a bit better next time.