There's nothing really wrong with the pattern and I like the fabric - though it probably wasn't the best option for this dress - but it just makes me feel blah.
I used a drapey rayon fabric, too drapey, the gathers ended up all saggy and I had to run two extra rows of gathering down the panels. I added 1.5 inches above the waistline on the skirt and another 2 inches to the hem. I should have added extra length to the top sections. When I tried it on the top only just finishes under my bust (and I'm pretty average in that dept - no FBAs here). I ended up using a 1/4 inch seam allowance to provide a bit of extra room. Because I used a 1/4 inch seam I didn't have room to make a casing for the elastic in the waist seam, but I really don't think you need it. I also used a rolled hem to finish the flutter sleeves rather than a narrow hem.
Sitting crooked on Ruby
I think I need to take a bit more notice of my natural tendencies. When I walk into a shop or I'm browsing Pinterest I very rarely go for the jersey dresses. Generally I go for lightly tailored or fitted clothes, definitely more wovens than knits. I feel more polished/better dressed when I wear this style. So why have I been focussing my sewing on knits?
I'll pull out the basting and gathering stitches and wear this dress around the house, but it's time for something different.