I took out my usual 1"from the bodice length as I have a high waist. What I love about this pattern is that it has a C cup size, without having to do a full-bust adjustment. It is really fitted, but feels comfortable. I made the belt loops this time, and I do like it with a belt.
What I forgot to do is to take 2" from the back gathering as I did the first time, so it is a little "puffy" but not too bad.
The fabric is the same as my bruyere shirt, but in the burgundy colourway. There is an olive colourway too, perhaps I'll get some of that too. I love this fabric. Its great to sew, soft but with some structure.
I think the other thing I love about this dress is how neat you can make it inside.
I used French seams throughout, and this was my first time using French seams for the sleeves. I wasn't sure how this would work, but it went well and wasn't much more difficult. I missed out the pockets, which I don't really use so that the side seams were neat.
I'm enjoying a few days off over half term and taking a pattern cutting class on trousers (more later), so lots of sewing fun and challenge! Hope you are having some sewing fun!