The cotton fabric used for the first dress is quilting weigt and you can see it bunches up a bit, creating a pouffy effect. I still wear it though. For the second dress I used a lighter weight cotton which hangs better. It was from my mum's sewing room and looks kind of Liberty-ish. I can really feel the difference in the way the two dresses hang on me. I made this one a bit longer than the first as I had more fabric. I just cut to the line of the shorter version in the pattern.