I used a dark brown and white print ITY poly knit that I bought intending to make a dress last summer. So much fabric, so little time....
I didn't make any changes to the pattern when I cut it out. After trying it on, I stitched the top of the midriff band to the bodice with a 1/4" seam because it was too high.
I was a little worried that the back would feel too bare, but it really doesn't and I like the ties.
This is a very easy-to-make and easy-to-wear dress. The to-make list is long, but if I can get to it, I'd like to make another of these.