I finally decided on the pattern and fabric for a summer dress. I selected this blue quilting fabric because I have plenty of dresses in various combinations of black, red, and purple - even pink and fuchsia - but no blue dresses! You may have seen this before:
I will probably use the same fabric for the entire dress, instead of contrasting fabrics, but I have not decided yet.
The pattern I chose was KwikSew 3949. I chose this pattern because this is the only version of the style I considered which has not yet been reviewed at PatternReview:
What kind of model has such sloped shoulders? I knew I would have to adjust the pattern for my pointy shoulders - almost as pointy as my elbows.
I traced the pattern last night. I traced size L for the entire garment except the neckline, which I traced in size XS. If this covers too much, I can always widen the neckline. In the back bodice tracing you can see how I went from one size to another across the shoulder, thus adjusting for my shoulder non-slope:
So, that's a little bit of sewing progress for me!