I have done some very quick recons recently. This was not one of them.
I had an idea in mind of a shirt-style dress and the closest thing to the picture in my head was the Kristen pattern from Burdastyle. It wasn't quite there though so I lost the contrasting plankets(?) down the front replacing them with pleats at the top only. I also added lace edging (taken from a top from the charity shop bargain bin) to the arms and collar and lost the button closure.
It's definitely one of my best made pieces as, for once, I made a toile, adjusted the fit, bothered to interface, do an invisible zipper (properly) and fully line.
It looks cute with a matching belt.