Simplicity 4718 (1943) Brown dress: Part I

This is the other project I have lined up for Simplicity 2718.  Nothing fancy at all, but it's not meant to be.

I'm doing the dress alteration again (collar, shorter skirt) only with short sleeves, side-seam pockets, and, because I'm nuts, a welt pocket on the left breast:

The fabric is the Keepsake Calico brown ditsy floral I got on sale at Joann's. I'm totally not wild about the color, which is an ashy grayish-brown.  I tried over dyeing it in orange but I think I'm going to overdye it again in brown once the dress is done (I already started cutting).

(This looks better here than in real life.)

So . . .