I saw this fabric at Ikea and thought it was adorable. Brought it home and started working with it, and the birds started to freak me out a tad. Oh well, I still love the dress
It's based on the Coffee Date Dress by elainemay (http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/coffee-date-dress). I made one previously and liked the shape. This version just improved upon some minor things that went wrong last time.
Since I prefer princess seams over darts, I converted the darts to princess seams using the tutorial (http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/change-darts-to-princess-seams)on burdastyle. I didn't convert the back darts to princess seams, but next time I might. I lowered the front neckline by 1.5 inches and widened the strap placement by about 1 inch.
Also lowered the back neckline by 1.5 inches and widened the backpieces by 1.5 inches so I had enough to go around my body. I took in each back dart by about 0.5 inch to make it more fitted. I absolutely LOVE invisible zippers!!! I don't know what I was intimidated by before