Halfway through, to my dismay, I realized I was making a Star Trek dress. Whoops. Combining the two colors must be done carefully, or a garment will look like a starfleet uniform.
It's very comfortable and nice so I finished it anyways and will wear it with a top layer until Halloween... Then it has to be cut to a mini-skirt and I'll make a better version of this cut-out gold silk transponder thing.
Pattern: Bluegingerdoll Violet dress
Fabric: Bamboo knit from Harts Fabrics and Grey's Fabrics
Cut & Size: 14
Constructed with a 4 thread overlock stitch, twin needle stitching on the neckline and hems.
The bodice gather is smaller than the pattern design... The dress was pulling down too much already so I kept it modest. The skirt is cut about 5" longer than the pattern.
The bamboo knit is very drapey and stretchy. It's super soft... but I'll use a more structured knit the next time I make this pattern! Also, no geeky uniform colors.