Machines: Regular sewing machine w/ twin needle for gathering and serger for all other construction. LOVE the built-in stretch of serger stitching on knits!
Materials: 2 yards red ponte roma fabric (this is quite heavy, but very stretchy - modal might have been a better choice, but I wanted to use something I had on hand)
Difficulty: Easy if you don't try to shortcut it (I eyeballed instead of pinning - bad idea)
Dress Pattern: Modified bodice from McCall's M5893 (cut the neckline extra high then drew the asymmetry and cut), self-drafted skirt, bodice edges finished with facings rather than full lining to make sure it didn't get too thick / hot (ponte)
Another asymmetrical neckline
Long and drape-y with gathers at the center front and back. This helps with tummy camouflage and I think the vertical lines look elongating (at least I hope so). Belting it made it seem slimmer IRL, but the pictures here don't seem to look that great.
The color IRL is more like this bright red from my original instagram
Will post about the fabric stores and food here soon!