I made a following adjustments to the pattern.
1. scalloped sleeves and hem
2. button front placket
3. cut out pockets (using instructions from this book)
The fabric is a vintage cotton printed with orange and yellow tulips that I purchased at the thrift store. I've been planning to make a dress out of it for quite a while but only just got around to using it. The fabric is very thin with a seersucker texture. Given the texture and the lightweight, I kind of felt like I was working with a paper towel. Which isn't the end of the world, but it was weird. I also hated that I could see the inside of the pockets through the fabric. I like the idea of cut out pockets but it needs to be done with a heavier (not see through) fabric.