First and foremost, forgive me for the awful picture quality. My camera has no battery life so my boyfriend took it on his phone >.< I'll take a new one soon and switch it out!
Here's the dress I just finished, the first thing I've completed in several months (I only just started sewing again about 6 months ago - it's been almost a decade since I sewed regularly!). I used Butterick patten 4790 from Butterick's retro collection. It's rated "very easy," but I wouldn't recommend it to beginners unless you have an "average" body shape (easy to fit), even though I love the dress!
PS - the red dots on it are cherries, but it's a little hard to see.
I had to tweak it to make it actually fit me, which I knew would happen (but I'm too much of a noob to alter the pattern itself), but it was far more challenging than I expected. The dress is a single piece: the front wraps around and buttons in the back, and the back wraps around and buttons in the front. So it was tough to alter because the sides aren't really attached to anything >.< Also, I absolutely HATE hand-sewing, and I'm awful at it, so up close, the buttons and snaps look pretty freaking bad XD But even if it's not perfect, I definitely think it's wearable. I'm super excited to get to wear it while I teach...it just seems like a teacher dress.