I didn't end up following the recommendations exactly. If possible, I wanted to use an existing pattern I owned (just to keep the dress on the inexpensive side - it would already be cheaper but I wanted to see how many pennies I could save). I did purchase their recommended top print from Fabric.com. I think I snatched up the last yard of it from the site. I picked up the cotton broadcloth from my local fabric store.
To be thorough, I'm going to try doing a format similar to the Sew Weekly to keep my details together and easy to find.
Fabric: Bryant Park Blooms (Fabric.com). Used about 1 yard.
Navy Blue Cotton Broadcloth. Used about 2.5 yards
Red Cotton Broadcloth. Used about half a yard.
Pattern: Butterick 4443. I previously made my yellow eyelet dress with this pattern.
Notions: Invisible zipper.
Major differences between my version and the recommendation from Sew Weekly are the neckline shape and the gathering at the waist. I went with the v-neck instead of the tank top, but that was mainly because I was using an existing pattern. Also, my skirt doesn't have the gathering at the waist. I like the way it turned out, but I wouldn't be opposed to having a version that was more full/gathered at the waistband. Maybe one day I'll switch it out just to mix things up, but I really like the way it turned out.
Here's the original inspiration board from Sew Weekly:
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