This fabric has more body. I am quite pleased with the fit of the dress, which I think skims all of the right areas, but I do think the print is a bit over-the-top. When I first put it on I didn’t like it at all. I cut the sleeves to ¾ length and took up the hem by an extra 2 inches and now I think I have a wearable dress. I did try the dress with a belt as shown on the pattern sleeve but it looked awful on me.
The twin needles I ordered from Amazon didn’t arrived in time to hem the dress so I lost patience and bought new needles from a local shop. Needless to say, the needles on order arrived the next morning! The dress is hemmed using my new 4mm twin needle.
The fabric was too thick to make a double hem at the neck so I turned over a single layer and double stitched this. This fabric is very stable and won’t fray. The twin needle gives the hems the stretch that they need in a dress where the hem is likely to be pulled as you move and the stitches could pop.