I was really on the fence about this fabric. You can't tell in the photos but part of the print has some metallic sparkle. It is super busy in person. It is a ITY knit I ordered from Fabric Mart last year. I used the fabric thinking about it as a muslin. If it didn't work out, I wouldn't be heartbroken. Thankfully, once the dress was completed the sparkle and print didn't overwhelm me at all. YAY!
It was a really lovely pattern to sew and bonus.......I didn't have to worry about the wrap edge stretching out of shape! The only change I made was to add two inches in length. I added the two inches below the gathers but next time I think I will add the inches into the gathers. In the photos, the gathers seems really high compared to the waist.
All in all, I am pretty happy with this dress. When I lean over.....no gaping. When the wind is so strong that Toto flies by, I don't find myself flashing the world. It is these simple things in life that make a girl's day.