I’m not happy with it.
Mostly, I just don’t think it’s flattering. It grabs my tummy and butt. I don’t mind it being clingy on my butt, but I really don’t want the roll of fat on my midsection emphasised. I am wearing minimizing underwear.
It doesn’t look that bad in the photo. It’s comfortable. If I make it again, I will shorten the skirt a tad. It’s heavy.
On the first one, that I made I had no problems sewing the skirt to the top. On this tho, the skirt’s waist was bigger than the bodice’s. I think this style might look better without the waist seam.
The v-neck is very deep. I wear a lacy camisole under it. I think a little patch of lace would work better. The funny part about this is that I didn’t think it was so deep on the first version. I think I did it when I was sewing. That is, I managed to sew this one deeper. It would be extremely easy to raise the neckline.
I did not put in the zipper. It doesn’t need one.
I think it’s interesting the difference in the fit of the bodice with and without the skirt. It’s profound. Did I mention that the dress is heavy?