I am pretty proud of myself. Look how those strips match up on the gingham... Look how the bias tape matches up....My Zip matches at the top too. I had to unpick one side of the zip once. As I said though I am very happy how this turned out.
The construction of this dress was very well put together with a lot of different techniques to the last Junebug dress. The zipper tutorial was excellent. Though I have a few questions like how does one put the zipper between the lining and the outside. I basically tacked it down on the inside so it would lay flat.
I use gingham for these as it is cheap and I am still a novice so I am doing a lot of unpicking and resewing when I don't think I do a good enough job. My sewing is improving immensely, the seams are getting straighter and I am now taking more and more care on the lining up pieces of the pattern for cutting so it matches. This means my finished products are getting a lot more polished.
I have cut out some material to make a dress my size next. So far I have cut out the bodice. This will be a while in construction as I want to make it properly fitted to me. I can see a lot of unpicking in my future as I try to work out the best places for adjusting seams to make it fit and look good.