I like the pleats a lot, and the pull on construction works with my lack of zipper knowledge at the moment. And I've got gathers down. This dress also supports my total need for pockets.
I definitely need more dresses, since I signed up for Me-Made-May-Lite (or memamali as my boyfriend insists on calling it). This means I will be wearing at least something made by me every day in May. I have a feeling this will result in many out of season knit scarves. Better get sewing!