Overlocking the lining
A few things I like about the dress:
1.) All the lines match up. If you look closely where the zip is, everything is matching.
2.) I think it looks really good on.
3.) I really like the colour.
4.) It is going to be fun to wear a dress I have made myself to my sister's wedding!
Things I have learnt:
1.) How to use an invisible zip.
2.) How to use lining - I found the lining difficult to sew actually. Its slipperiness makes it a little annoying and time consuming.
3.) That it is possible to sew lining to an invisible zip after it is in. This was a great realisation, as it is MUCH faster than hand sewing, as long as no unpicking is necessary afterward.
I showed my sister (the one getting married) the dress this afternoon and got two thumbs up. So the dress is definitely a goer for the wedding. Yay :) All I have to do now is find a nice shirt to wear under it! And after the wedding I will post a picture of myself in the dress.