Laurel is a simple shift dress with some sweet details. The straight shape includes side bust darts and vertical back darts for figure-skimming shaping that's not too fitted. The pattern includes optional patch pockets and long gathered cuffs, as well as a pullover blouse option.
The simple lines of this pattern make it ideal for stripes, plaids, or large-scale designs, since the lack of intricate seaming lets these types of designs show to their best effect.
All Colette patterns come with clear, comprehensive instructions, set up in a book format and stapled into the pattern sleeve (no giant sheets of instructions to wrangle!). Most are drafted with minimal ease, making them much more fitted than your typical commercial pattern, so check your measurements carefully and you'll get a lovely garment that's fitted to your figure.
You can get Laurel at Treadle, and a free booklet of extra options for Laurel is available at Colette's website: http://www.colettepatterns.com/shop/laurel-extras