I finished my second version of the Retro Butterick '47 dress last night (1.5 hours!) and it's not that bad. The fabric was quite hard to work with, but that's my fault for buying very slippery fabric. It was too good of a deal to pass up though at $4 a yard. :) I think the fabric is perfect for a 1940's dress though. We also had quite a fun time taking photos this afternoon.