I know it doesn't appear to have much shape, but it's more flattering on me than it is on the dress form. You'll have to trust me on that statement as it's bitterly cold at the moment and I just can't bear to change out of the double layers of fleece I'm wearing to model this dress.
SR Harris about two years ago. Since this a fabric warehouse most of the fabrics have no exact fiber content so I don't know what this is. It's a stretch woven with tiny raised ridges. I originally planned on sewing a jacket, but changed my mind after bringing it home. I immediately thought of the fabric when I saw the pattern envelope. Simplicity 8055 is a very simple dress to sew.
There is a small walking slit at the center back.