Since the dress is designed to button up the back ("Miss Mary Mack" has been going through my head all day) I decided to use the shirt's existing plackets. The pattern is supposed to be fully lined, however I just made bias tape and used them on the armholes. I did for a moment consider having the dress be reversible, but then got over it. Another day perhaps.
The cool thing about today's dress is that I reused the collar. It bugged me that it was just sitting there in the pile of cutaways. It just barely fit (I cut a size 4) but I think it turned out nicely, don't you?
After trying it on my youngest daughter, I decided it needed a belt for now and *tah dah* it's now a shirtwaist dress. Only one problem: I think the other girls are getting jealous.