I'm making this dress, Butterick 4732. Not for me, but as a favor- so it is already more fun sewing, but I'm super intimidated by this. I'm adding a gathered kind of wrap-around at the waist, pick-ups in the skirt and sewing a bolero as well, so I guess it won't exactly look like this dress when I'm done, but it's a starting point. I'm fairly new to following patterns and garment sewing. I've made a few skirts with moderate success and my mom's dress for my sister's wedding a few years ago, but those were all cotton. Mostly, I'm intimidated by the fabric- it is almost identical in color to the dress shown here, and really beautiful, so I don't want to screw it up. Oh, and did I mention I'm on a tight deadline here? I have 10 days to finish this bad boy. Wish me luck!