I really like this pattern. I made the dress in style C about a year ago and decided to make style A 2 weeks ago. I used a plum polyester shantung from Joanns. I love this material because it has the look of dupioni, but doesn't wrinkle. Its really easy to work with too. All in all, I was pretty happy with it. I made some novice mistakes... I used a 7 inch zipper and couldn't get into the dress. I had to rip it out and add the longer zipper that the pattern called for- that's a mistake I won't make again! My gathering in the front was not even, so I ended up pulling the midriff apart and redoing that. And lastly one of the sleeve linings ended up too tight and was pulling the dress over to the right. I probably should have redone the sleeve, but I just put a slice in the lining and you can't tell when I'm wearing the dress. I wore it to church on Sunday and I was pretty happy with the way it turned out- although I don't love it as much as the one with the ruffled neckband! It will be a good dress to wear to work.