I finally got around to make myself that new dress I've been thinking about! All in all, it took me about five to six hours once I got started.
It will be good for nursing as it can be buttoned up- or down, depends on how you take it.
But for now it is still serving as a maternity dress.
And I know somebody will ask; the answer is NO, I did not use a pattern. I have never used patterns so it might be that I don't even know how to :) I looked at some of my shirts and dresses and draw upon the fabric according to those. But we can look into the details some other time.