That looks great.
I love your comments about Coldwater Creek. It's so true. The quality is wonderful and some of the fabrics are so tempting but the styles! Oy! I feel like I'm being tricked into dressing like an old lady!
The covered buttons will be darling. I love your baby-doll pleats so I'd forgo the welt pockets for now, too distracting, and opt for putting pockets with light weight fabric into the side seams.
Rock on, Sista!