When I went to the Garment District in NYC with my sister, she also bought some fabric. It's been many years since she sewed anything. But she got caught up in the frenzy and bought some fabric from Metro Textiles. She made this dress: Butterick 5001. Now that she has earned her MA, she has more time to sew. This dress represents her return to sewing! I plan to encourage her endeavors as much as possible. I promised I would post her picture when she finished the dress. I'm visiting her because she had a party to celebrate earning her MA.
The following is from Sis:
"I really had fun making this dress! I had to make a second bodice with alterations, since the regular pattern dimensions were way too short for my torso. The first time I wore it was to church, and afterwards, my husband took this picture in our back yard. I've gotten lots of compliments on the dress, and I look forward to my next sewing project (probably school clothes for our 2 daughters)."