I finished this dress after vacation in May. I'd been wanting to make By Hand London's Sophia dress since I bought the pattern more than a year ago. It was one of the last patterns they released in a printed format. (It's still available as a PDF.)
This pattern calls for some serious yardage of fabric, so it easily could have turned into a $100 to $200 project. But Mikey, the fabric master, spotted these cottons and lace at Ikea. I used a little more than 4 yards of the blue cotton, 3 yards of the polka dot overlay, and about half a yard for lining, all less than $5 a yard (at least one was $3 a yard), so it cost me about $30, maybe less, plus a zipper and thread.