I'm posting more sewing projects lately because my current knitting project is a cardigan using yarn with a gauge of about 6.3 stitches/inch, which means that it takes a very long time to knit.
This dress is from Vogue Patterns V8946. I chose a vertically striped fabric because I figured the pleats would give it an interesting effect. I think it looks like some sort of cake frosting swirl pattern. You can't see it in the photo, but the fabric is a medium weight textured knit of a cotton/poly blend. The dress is close fitting so the texture is great -- it hides a multitude of sins. The stretchiness of the knit makes it very comfy to wear. I used a lawn cotton for the lining which doesn't stretch. To compensate for that, I cut it a bit wider for some ease. For the front, I split it into a top yoke piece and a lower body piece. I cut the body piece a little bit wider at the top and gathered it before attaching to the yoke. This gives ease at the bust line.