This dress was fun to sew up. This was my first time working with ponte de roma knit fabric. I'm usually reluctant to sew with knit fabrics because I'm not as familiar with them as my usual wovens. But this is a beautiful heavy weight stable knit that has a lot of structure and a flattering drape. It worked perfectly with all those radiating tucks.
The pattern is Butterick 5559. I love it, and I'm sure I'll use again.
It was a bit of a challenge to match the tuck lines at the side seams, but if you use your pins diligently and take it slow, it's not so bad.
Well, that's it for my Radiating Red Dress. I think there may be a shorter skirted sleeveless version in my future. (I even have the fabric for it already!)