I'll have to draft my own breast pockets, belt and loops, but I'm pretty sure I can handle that! On second thought, I might not extend that button placket all the way down. I seem to remember having a dress with that feature that bugged me everytime I sat down and the placket pulled open a little. Maybe it was ill-fitting... I really like the line extending to the hem, I think it might make for an optical illusion of lengthening (and slimming???) my body.
I've got 2 Simplicity Project Runway patterns that should be perfect: 2923 and 2927. Most of the dress is very, very similar to 2923, I've circled the best one below. (Oops! The catalog shows a notched collar, try that one again...)
I'll need to extend the button placket all the way to the hem, and add the pocket and seams from 2927, as shown below.
Ideas and feedback here, please... there's time for input! The denim is washed (I picked up 2 cuts to do the Jalie Jeans Sew Along and make a pair for DD, so there's 2 yards for me, too!) and I have some errands to run before I can even cut the paper pattern with the rotary cutter. I'm going to make sure I've got all the denim supplies I need (buttons and thread), I think this will be my Easter project...