As a knitter/crocheter I'm pretty awful at following patterns. So I guess it's not surprising that I'm already going pattern-less with sewing. Here is the final result (take 1):
But when I tried it on with the sweater I'd be wearing it with I wasn't pleased... the ties were much too bulky...
So I quickly ripped them out and tied it behind the neck... And it was much more comfortable (and the ties stay in place!).
And with my little white sweater! If I keep averaging one dress a week I'm going to have to start a dress shop!