I love everything that I made. As a matter of fact, even if I just finished the black sheath dress, I've already worn it three times. Twice, I paired it with an Ann Taylor jacket, and once, I wore it as a standalone, with no over:
I used a wool gabardine and know that I am going to wear this dress a lot!
I used long out of print Butterick 5446, which I found on eBay or Etsy around a year or two ago:
What I really like about this pattern is that it has front princess seams, a neckline that isn't too low, and can be made either with or without sleeves.
What would have made me like it even better is if it had back princess seams, too. Instead, it has back darts. Not my fave, but it's alright.
This is a TNT for me and I always sew it with these adjustments:
1. raised the waist
2. pinched out a little at the neckline and armholes to prevent gaping
3. lowered the neckline by around 1 1/2 inches because it was a little too high for my taste
4. shortened the length to fit me
5. pegged it a little at the hemline
6. I cut a size 6 at the neckline, shoulders and armholes, then cut the side seams at the size 12. This gave me a lot of wiggle room and before sewing, I pin fit it to my size.
For this one, I also underlined to give it a little more body.