If you would notice the bodice portion doesn't fit snug at all, there's a gap right under my arm on both sides. That part should be rather snug. And, the tie seriously get on my nerve, I would love if it would stay straight. This time I didn't shorten the dress length, although I was tempted:). I used a linen fabric purchased from Hancock, I wish I had more. I love linen. Also this time it took me about 4 hours to complete the dress, and that was with only 3 interruptions. Overall, the dress is still a hit. I'm going to ONE DAY take my time and take the dress apart and take it in.
My husband and mom were quite impressed with it. My mom has now requested that I make her one. I'm really going to take my total time with her dress I want it to come out perfect.