I decided to make it up in a purple ponte I had in my stash. It's got a little bit of sparkly bits in it, which is not something I usually go for, but I bought it online and didn't see the sparkles until I opened the package. The color is very nice. The fabric is weighty and it might be that or it might simply be the fact that it is a knit while all the mockups were wovens, but this dress doesn't fit me as well as I would like. The waist seems a bit low. I feel the neckline is too low. I should like more coverage. It is very comfortable and I think the color looks good on me. I wore it while competing in a Toastmasters speech contest today and I felt pretty good in it.
I had planned on putting a zipper in, but I zoned out when serging the back seam. I'll have to pay closer attention if I make it up in a woven.