Lily's Southport Dress by True Bias
I made this for my friend out of a linen/cotton blend from Fabricland. She really wanted a fabric that would make the dress feel more casual. I added a lining to the skirt, which meant I changed the construction of the drawstring channel to keep all the edges enclosed. I also ended up shortening the straps by about 1".
I felt like a genius getting the drawstring through the channel - after pushing it as far in as I could with a knitting needle, I used a crochet hook from the other end to catch the knot and pull it the rest of the way through.