My first finished make of 2012 is the Tulip Skirt from the first issue of Stitch Magazine. I used the errata listed here, and also found the draft was a bit off on the XL size, but that could have just been me? I also only did one line of top stitching, using Tasia's triple stitch suggestion. It's purple, and so are the buttonholes (my first!) which I won't be taking photos of (because they're my first, and kind of wonky).
I used a cotton poplin covered in topiary birds from fabric.com, and some amazing Victorian repro buttons from Courage my Love in Kensington. They have little flies carved into them, and I think they get their own post later.
All in all, I think this is a great pattern, and I'm going to be making many more. Although maybe not in poplin.