As you may remember from my last post, this is a red knit with a raised pattern, that I got from Fabric.com back in July. My original intention was to make a twin set. When I got the fabric in, I realized this may not be the right fabric for that. I think it works well for the dress.
The only thing I may do differently when I make this again, is to make the sleeves truly 3/4 in length. I find that's the sleeve length I like best while I'm at work. The empire seam line hit just below my bust like it should. I was tempted to add an additional inch, since that's a normal fitting alteration on me (I'm high busted), but when I measured it on the tissue, it appeared it would work fine. I worry about things like that because I find a lot of RTW that cuts right across the center of my bust, and I see women wear it like that! A pet peeve of mine apparently. I think even with my arm raised as I take the photo, you can tell there are no issues for me here. I'm very pleased with this dress!