|Attack of the poodles!|
One thing I want to point out is that you will definitely need all of your suggested fabric here if you want to line your dress with the main fabric. I got away with only 3 yards here, with enough left over to line the sleeves and to make hidden pockets but there really wasn't much to spare.
Alterations: The only thing I added was hidden pockets. The side zipper meant that they are a bit low, roughly 8" from the waist, but I love having them!
I will absolutely be making many, many more of these. The halter version is adorable too and might be fun for summer. Depending on your fabric choice, you could really change the tone of the look dramatically!
As a side note, I wore this out on my fake birthday with the Hubby (we don't get many days off together so we celebrated about 2 weeks early). We had a lovely time and I found a great vintage shop with wonderful jewelry. Then a delicious dinner on the patio of Martini's, one of our favorites, in the sunshine.