I think this is what I’m going to make with my silk. I found it here.
I also got a 1950′s shirtdress-ish thing from the same site. I have some checked, polished cotton to make that.
Wish me luck!
UPDATE 28 November
I just cut out my shirt dress pattern. Get this: in 1950 I am a size 16. SIXTEEN. Now, I’m a 4 or a 6 depending on the label. Ha! I knew they had changed sizes over time but wow.