Some advice for anyone considering this pattern: do not attempt as a beginner! I started this pattern a couple of years ago with value fabric (thank goodness!), and ended up throwing it out!!! While the dress is beautiful and very comfy, the pattern instructions are CRAZY and make no sense. I ended up figuring most of it out on my own because the instructions were just so whack. (Apparently Butterick has a similar pattern that's easier to figure out... number 5031.)
But anyway, I think it turned out lovely regardless! I used a "fall knit" from Joann's (where I work) that was (and is still) 50% off, and a basic interlock knit for the contrast. Just a word to the wise... avoid Joann's stores on Black Friday because you may not make it out alive!
Excuse the rough look around the neckline... it still needs to be pressed.
Yeah. Gotta press that neckband.