The purple paisley knit was purchased from Metro Textiles earlier this year (02/12) when I visited NYC with a girlfriend and her sons. Every blog that I follow have made this dress and commented the same thing, easy pattern to make. I made fabric facings on mine instead of folding the fabric inside and sewing it down. I like the way that the facings look on both dresses. I cut the 16 but graded it down to a 14 in the bust area.
The second dress is sort of an southwestern striped pattern. It is also a knit fabric that was purchased at Joann Fabrics.
I was very happy with the end results and it wore very nicely. It has been extremely hot in NY state so I have been trying to stay cool.
As always, Happy Sewing!