This is a dress I made to wear to work this year. I used the same pattern as this one, because I like the fit and pockets and it was already sitting on my desk, cut out, from last time (might as well admit it.)
For this dress I used a drapey kind of linen/cotton in a dark purple, grape sort of colour. The pockets and bodice lining is made from a fine cotton lawn in a foresty green print that I've loved for a long time. And it's always good to have a secret happy lining inside a plain garment.
Some years ago, I sewed a dress from this piece of green fabric but I can't find the link to that post anymore (archives getting so big!)
I liked wearing the green dress (a simple tunic style) but one day I had the realisation that, when paired with tights and a belt, it looked eerily similar to a Peter Pan costume and after that I didn't feel like wearing it so often. So I cut it up and used the fabric for this dress, which I'm likely to wear without fear of channelling a book character.