I like a couple views of this dress, but first I'm going to lengthen the top part and make a top with the ruffles on the left. I have cream silk charmeuse. This will be part of my SWAP.
Finally, for this top I have a dark teal blue rayon knit. I'm making the version in the top photo. That should really show off the drapiness of the fabric.
Tonight after the boys are in bed, I'll cut out the knit top and read all the reviews on PR.