Adaptations I made to the pattern this time around:
- No modesty panel.
- Gathers instead of pleats due to finer fabric.
- Added clear elastic to neckline to prevent bagging and stretching out.
- Shortened dress length by 4 inches. I'm 5'10"
- Left hem unfinished as my thread was acting up on me and I thought I would make a mess.
So lessons learned and a wardrobe stable to boot. Are you ever tempted to use old thread?