I previously made this dress, and I loved it! However, the torso was a little long since I added the FBA using the pivot and slide method along with shortening the cross over and lengthening the skirt back. However, for this one, along with using the straight skirt...I left the length in the bodice for mom. She doesn't like taking OOTD pics for the web...so I'm modeling the dress. And it fits me much tighter than it fits Mom, since my "DD-Butt" takes up some of the circumference.
Now, one thing about the skirt I need to warn you of....it had pleats and darts!!! WHAT??? Why? That really didn't make since. I took all that out and made the skirt as simple as possible with their rayon jersey from SMFabric.com. Mom loved it, needless to say.
Construction details are on the original post....here.
Just so you know...she was extremely happy with the dress.