I honestly don't know what possessed me to make another one of these. I'm not even sure if I like the first one.
I'm using some shirting I had left over from this dress, part of my NYC fabric shopping trip last year. It's 62 inches wide and I had just under 2 1/2 yards. This turned out to be plenty for this dress including the 3 inches I added to the hem.
Once I finish this one, I will take photos and do a review of both dresses. Then we will never speak of Hawthorn again.