The knit fabric is an organic fabric called Flight by Birch fabrics, which I purchased from The Village Haberdashery. It is a cream coloured knit with the dark grey printed on top of the fabric - which means that if you stretch it a bit you can see the white beneath the paint, so probably not best used for ultra-clingy styles. The underneath of the fabric is soft and a bit fluffy too, so perfect for Autumn and Winter.
I really like this dress pattern. I have made it into a maxi dress before, so this is the first time I've used the proper pattern length, and it is just right for me, hitting just on my knees.
Just like my first attempt, I again gathered the waist using two rows of long stitches and then pulled on the thread tails to gather the skirt to the correct length. Then I attached the clear elastic without stretching it, just laying it on top of the gathers and bodice edge as I stitched with my Overlocker. It was a very successful method for me.
link to a blog post that was quite helpful and gave me confidence to have a go.
Last photo - I love my new dress!