I have seen a few versions of this dress in sewing internet land and have been very impressed everytime I see it. So of course, I had to join the bandwagon.... and it was worth it - a great pattern!
I made it up in knit purchased from Bargain Box in Ipswich bought in July 2010. This feels like what Knitwit calls a dry handle knit. It was lovely to work with and lovely to wear. I didn't really realise that the 'stripes' were going to go across my body until I started cutting it, so I matched side seams and pocket areas. Perhaps too well as the pockets are hard to see!
This is a Project Runway pattern and is actually true to size. I made a size 12 at the top and a size 14 for the skirt part. I might have got away with a 12 but I didn't want it too tight.
The faux wrap is brilliant with no gaping and this is a really easy to wear and like dress.
I did make the belt using an op shop belt buckle find, but didn't like it on me. I think the print is too busy for it and I needed a belt to help define my waist. I am still considering it though. It is a lot longer than the one pictured on the pattern and I am wondering if I should shorten it or just not bother as I am not sure I will wear it anyway.
I plan to make the other version in Autumn - I love the look of the sleeves with tabs and collar.
Review is here for those interested.... Ciao!