My younger daughter came home for one of her whirlwind visits - just 2 nights!- so I figured I better get going on the maxi dress that she had requested while I had her physically here for a few fittings.
We found a cute black and white ITY knit at Joanne's on sale. The pattern we picked out was version B of this pattern:
I had not worked with an ITY knit before, but was very happy about how easy it was to work with. It was a bit slippery and the edges tended to roll if I was not careful, but overall it was a nice fabric to work with. Since I am still working on fitting adult bodies, I did make a muslin of the bodice. Boy was I glad I did! I ended up making a whole size smaller than the pattern envelope measurements indicated. Other than that, I didn't have to make many adjustments. The pattern directions were easy to follow and all the pieces fit together perfectly! And...it went together in a day - a long day, but still one day.
Overall, I think mother and daughter were both happy about how this project turned out - even at 1:30 am when we put the final touches on the double needle hem so that she could take it back to school with her today. :-)