it's difficult to see the seams/lines in a print, so here's the line drawing
The first version was made with a black rayon knit and this version is made with an ITY. The first version, I omitted the elastic which is inside the front twisted band, in this version I inserted it. ITY tends to be a bit more stretchy than the rayon knit, and didn't want the twist to droop.
The hems on both the sleeve and dress are 2" and done with a twin needle. I've been too lazy to drag out my coverstitch. I need to find a place to have the coverstitch set up and ready or get rid of it. I had to raise the neckline 4" as it is very VERY low. I considered leaving it and wearing a cami underneath, but decided I didn't want to be committed to an extra layer. I think 2 of these dresses is enough and it's time to put this pattern away.
I like prints and am constantly buying printed fabric, but don't like wearing them. But I have some more printed ITY knits in my stash, so I think I'll be making a few more.
I purchased this pattern this weekend at the Joann's $1 sale and am considering making version A (the red dress) with one of my border print knits and having the border be around the neck (maybe) and at the waist. This pattern is not for knits, but I think I can still make it with a knit.