I completed this dress in early January, using $1.50/yd fabric. I'm not sure of the fabric make-up, but it has an interesting texture; I can't quite put my finger on it. Anyway, the pattern is from Christine Haynes Chic & Simple Sewing, which includes a variety of dress, top, and jacket patterns, all of which do not require zippers or other fasteners.
Here is a picture of the book's version of the dress:
|(Sorry for the poor picture quality)|
This pattern was relatively quick to whip up. There are only 6 pattern pieces (dress front and back, and two sets of front and back yoke pieces) and bias tape involved in assembly. I probably finished cutting and sewing in about four hours. Not bad if you want a new dress in a jiffy!
|With my straw fedora from H&M|