You can see that I was not at all creative in my interpretation from the pattern envelope! My fabric is probably a little heavy for this dress, but it still works - it's some kind of stretch woven, probably the weight you would normally choose for pants. I think a ponte would work really well.
I made a few minor adjustments while making this :
- omitted the bodice lining
- raised the v neckline on the bodice (and the front neck facing) - probably not needed, but it looked pretty low on the model
- topstitched the skirt/bodice seam
- added length to the skirt - I could only add about 1cm and then I sewed it to the bodice with a small seam allowance and used a very small hem on the skirt. to gain as much length as I could
It's a pretty straightforward dress and the instructions are clear. In a ponte you could probably leave off the zipper and make it even quicker to sew.
Other people have said this is pretty short and it is true, ideally I'd like it a bit longer, but those flounce shapes really ate into my fabric and I wasn't able to add any more. I'm 5'6 so this is something you may want to check and consider lengthening either just the skirt or both bodice and skirt to maintain the proportions.
Having said I'd be putting mainly dress form photos up, here is a slightly out of focus photo of me wearing it!