The construction of this dress was fairly simple, and the instructions were easy to follow. I made two changes though. I omitted the back zipper, and shortened the outside bodice by 1 inch to reduce the blousiness. I also had to shorten it, because I'm short. I'd probably have to do that with a store bought dress too, mind you.
It's lined with white satin, so silky smooth on the inside. I had to also line the skirt because the crepe was too see through. As a result, it's a little heavier than I'd prefer for a summer dress, but it feels luxurious.
And it was windy when I was trying to get photos. It would have been amazing to capture the movement in it, but it's tough. I'm going to enjoy this dress though. It looks so much better in person, and I'm so happy with it.
I'm already planning future makes: a camisole? a short dress? a skirt? So many possibilities.