I had some serious fitting issues with the back, which, to be fair, probably had more to do with me than the pattern. Usually I wear a size 14 top and bottom, but in this pattern, I’m apparently a size 12 or smaller on top and a size 14 on the bottom.
I’m happy to say that I eventually moved from this:
however, I had the lovely experience of putting in the zipper three times before I got the fit close to right.
I ended up liking the dress, but wish I would have spent more time fitting as I sewed. If I had, I might have caught the back issue early on, instead of having to fix it once the dress was made and the zipper was in. If you’re interested in seeing how I fixed the back, please check out my blog.