After I started sewing this dress, I realised that this fabric was meant to be dress lining, for an idea I had years ago. I used a cross-over top and extended it to become a cross-over dress. The fabric has good two-way stretch, for lining, but a nightmare for a dress.
The colour is not one of my 'colours' so again, what was I thinking.
Here is an example of why the top works well with the right fabric.
If I do this style again, it will be using a one-way stretch, dark fabric with limited waistline features.