I found a dress at the thrift shop (seen below) that I liked but felt I could improve upon it. The dress is a knit so copying it was a lot easier than a woven. I did have troubles with the armscye and sleeves. The first sample they were all wrong. I then just used a sleeve and armscye from a existing pattern. I was surprised that it worked. These are the best looking sleeves EVER! (Sleeves are always a problem for me)
Here’s a run down of the process.