The cotton doesn't have a great drape, but is comfy to wear. The satin blouse is an old one and I will think of a combo with the blouse and the nazzy buttons feature. I would like to make this dress again, maybe as a more winterly version. The pattern is great and it's easy. and I do like the loose fit of 1930s bodices. I sewed in a zipper, but I can get in it without using it, so I might leave it out alltogether.