Elliott Berman Textiles.
I'm not usually a floral person unless it's large and somewhat abstract, and this was small/medium and very traditional. The style is traditional as well, a coat dress, but the zippers definitely update it. I did a lot of alteration, and ended up making a trial garment which I didn't hem but is otherwise finished, out of a heavy dark green knit. I adjusted the front waist size smaller and went on to begin anew with the neoprene.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the fabric was a dream to sew. It's got body galore, and pretty much did whatever I wanted it to. No ravelling, no 'squirming' around, it just stayed put. It did require understitching on the collar and front edges. I used Pam's Pro-Tricot Fusible Interfacing on the collar and the lapel point areas, and that was all the interfacing it needed.
I ended up using the 7" zippers instead of flaps for the faux pockets. They worked perfectly.
However, the 22" zipper was too short to be both as high as I needed it at the neckline and as low as it needed to go on the skirt hem to make the dress really wearable. So, I took another zipper and installed it from the bottom up, stitching the lower one over the upper when I got to the join. It's not really noticeable when worn, especially with the somewhat busy fabric. I like to have it unzipped from the bottom for a few inches for walking ease.
The dress fits like a glove and is very comfortable, if also really, really warm to wear. It will be a great winter dress, although as soon as we were done with the photos, I knew I wouldn't be wearing these shoes with it.
The color is not good on the side view, but I thought the shaping was important to see. I think this is a great basic pattern and it would be very easy to add a buttonhole extension to it, although the zippers are fun. Once the alteration work has been done, I like to reuse a pattern if I can.