The other recommendations for buttonable dresses were all intermediate, I guess buttons will do that to a pattern? I probably could have handled that fine with Dave to help me (the guy made himself a fully lined, advanced level coat for his third ever project!), but I thought I better stick with beginner, so I opted for the Colette Violet blouse.
Can I just note how completely unimpressed I am with Colette’s shipping rates though? $15 for a tiny envelope of lightweight paper! Dave ordered three tshirts from Threadless a while back, and they were less than that with the customs charge included! It does piss me off a bit, though not enough to not buy it. In fact, I added a second pattern on, the Crepe dress, to at least spread it out a bit. So I guess they win!