Ok, this dress was just too much fun. I fell in love with the fabric, and then I just had to do the pattern as soon as I saw it. I decided to make the one with the bubble skirt and do ties instead of just having it button in back, since ties are so much more forgiving!
I also wound up shortening it a good 3" from the pattern, given that I'm so freaking short, but I have to say I like the way this comes out. Sorry for the blurriness of the picture.