I loved this dress in the magazine when I first saw it. I’m not sure what was holding me up; maybe all the pattern pieces? There really aren’t that many. I really love it in this red but I’m trying not to buy fabric and use what I have. I’m not on a silly fabric fast or anything, that would be silly.
On the sleeves and hem, I just hemmed the lining up and out of the way. The sleeves flare quite a bit and I didn’t want to deal with trying to get everything to ease the right way with all that flare.
Other notes of interest: this is a tall pattern but seems to fit me fine with no adjustments, the neck is really high and almost claustrophobic, I love it!