I think this is the most flattering dress I have made recently. It is a Butterick B5032 with the neckline and arm holes of Butterick B5603 (both vintage style patterns).
I have never tried a tulip skirt before and was concerned about whether it would flatter my pear shape but I think it does beautifully, and the softness that it achieved by using pleats instead of darts also hides my mummy-tummy. I think it is a lovely fit around the bust and gives real definition.
I narrowed the neckline slightly to prevent it gaping forward slightly – it was a small adjustment, but one that made all the difference and it was my first attempt at a proper toil! I think I would slim the skirt down slightly towards the bottom if I made it again as it is a little straighter than I would have liked.