1956 goes to the office. I like this Butterick pattern because it is retro but not in that "look at me and nothing else" sort of way. The result is a wearable dress.
Here is the only thing I didn't like about the pattern. It is the front tie.
Fabric 1.50/yard x 3 yards = 4.50
Interfacing 1 yard = 3.00
Total = $ 7.50
I think I will sew this again with a thicker wool for winter and in a smaller size so I have less ease. I'll back one notch or two looser than Joan from Mad Men "I can't sit down" level of tight, but tighter than the "I have to sit in an office chair all day and I want to breathe" level that it is.