A mistake I make all too often is to arrange a bad fabric/pattern marriage. I really loved this linen purchased during PR Weekend in Chicago and I didn't want to make a dress that didn't make me happy. I actually put some thought into this decision. My original plan was to sew BSM 4-11-135A with this fabric, but that would have been boring. I realized the fabric, being a solid color, could tolerate design details like interior seams and edge-stitching.
This is a half size pattern and is drafted for a shorter figure. For most measurements, the difference between regular plus size and half size is no more than 3/4". I added length above the waist to lengthen the bodice and below the waist to lengthen the hem.
I'm glad I took the time to make a good fabric-pattern match. The fabric I loved so much is now a dress I love.