A while back I made a ceramics smock with Simplicity 2245. I decided I wanting the same thing for painting, so I just grabbed the same pattern and made it straight out of the envelope. Nothing fancy, but practical and useful. The fabric is a lightweight quilting cotton that will last for a while. I'm thinking of making the dress version of this, but who knows. I think about a lot of things. If I were to make it again, I would do the sleeves differently. The way I have them now is great for protecting the short sleeves of anything I wear underneath this, but is not so flattering to me.