This was one of the patterns featured in the book Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. This was my first experienc sewing with knit and it worked out well. It was also my first time sewing with elastic thread, and I loved that! The elastic thread (in the bobbin) causes the smocking at the breast bone and the waist. This is a very comfortable and versatile dress.
I didn't have quite enough fabric for the bottom tier, so I pieced it together, and it worked out fine. (Note - if you're going to make this dress, consider getting a little extra fabric, or doing a better job in laying out the pattern.) I also made the dress into a halter-tie instead of an over-the-shoulder tie. I am really happy with this dress!
Thanks to AZ Tea Lover for this circle skirt panel! (I threw this photo in so you could see our Asiatic lillies!) I added light blue ricrac to the bottom hem.
(Photos by the DH)