I finished the Machiko Kayaki dress tonight! I really love the rollneck collar. I'm not sure how I'm feeling about the gathers yet though. They look good in the picture, but in actuality, they sort of make the chest area a little puffy. The hem of the dress lands right above my knees. One thing I've noticed with these Machiko Kayaki patterns is that the shoulders seem to run just a bit small, so next time, I'll have to remember to make the necessary adjustments.