I really don't remember what I had in mind for this fabric when I bought it. Bamboo knit is soft and drapey and just wonderful to feel next to your skin. However, it clings and is thin and shows every lump and bump. From now on I shall be using it for tops only or possibly dresses with full skirts.
This pattern was easy and fun with a bit of interest up top to help balance me out and give the girls some oomph. They provided pattern pieces for binding along the neckline and armholes, which I love to have in a pattern. I sewed it up in a little over a day with frequent interruptions.
I made a straight size 10, which is my normal size for my top half. Normally I cut a 12 for the waist and hips but didn't need to grade out with this pattern. I did lengthen the bottom by 1.5" in order to take a 1.25" hem. I am not a fan of 5/8" hems, and that is what the directions suggested. I used a twin needle to stitch it in place.
The neckline is a bit low for me but got the okay from my husband since it hugs my skin and doesn't gape.
I plan to make this dress again. The next time, though, I will use an ITY knit and shorten the armhole bindings, which I found just a bit too long.