I've had this pattern for a couple of years, so maybe it doesn't really qualify as "up to date," but I like it and I've had the fabric, a chocolate brown gauze with turquoise embroidery, picked out for a couple of years too. Also, my pattern is sized 16 through 24, and if I don't make it soon, I won't be able to use it. I think the dress is pretty and will be flattering on me, and the shrug will make it modest enough (and warm enough) to wear to work. It looks pretty easy, too. I guess I'll find out this weekend!
I will also be putting the finishing touches (buttons) on the Children's Corner Emma that I've been working on, and I need to sew the Hello Kitty dress, or Savannah won't have a chance to wear it. I guess I better stop blogging and start sewing!