My lastest project is a dress for dinner during the cruise, not my formal, just a dress to were for dinner. I chose Butterick 5559 (View B) the sleeveless version.
I used a Camel colored (Dark Beige) Ponte Roma Knit from Fabricmart. The fabric has a very soft hand and firm stretch with a very nice recovery, which makes it perfect for this style dress. When I first put it on, it almost acted as it's own body shaper! The pattern size runs from 6 to 20, I made a size 12 and although I normally make a 10 in knits, I'm very happy I made a 12 because this pattern was snug. The instructions were very easy to follow, but it is essential to your results that you transfer all the line markings from your pattern to your fabric! The other tip I'll give is that you pin each tuck before sewing it to keep them straight while sewing. It could be much, much harder if you don't! As it is, it took me a couple of days to complete this dress. (and there's only 4 freakin pattern pieces!!!) That's just how long it took me to work on this ensuring each tuck was in the perfect place.
I think my results turned out pretty good...
The only adjustment I made to the pattern was lengthening the dress by 3 inches. Doing that, made this dress just 1" above the knee for me, so it would have been to short for my comfort level!! I do really like this dress but will probably not make it again because I have so many patterns to get to. I do recommend it to others if you like the style.