My latest sewing project was The Staple Dress from April Rhodes with some light cotton fabric I found on clearance at Joann's - I've discovered finding the right fabric for a project can be tricky...in small pieces this fabric is cute, but as a whole garment, I kind of feel like a hazelnut or something, haha! Ah well, the cotton was nice & easy to work with after using a knit. I definitely recommend this pattern for a beginning project!
I purchased the PDF pattern which went together really easily. The pattern is almost a blank slate - a nice basic with lots of room for customizing. I was nervous about sewing the shirring at the waist since you have to use elastic thread, but it was actually very simple. I'd love to find a fabric with a bit more drape to it for another version...but in the meantime, the new Zinnia skirt from Colette Patterns is going to be my next project!