This was such a fun dress to sew. It's one of those pieces that you can't wait to be done with because you know it's going to be so fabulous.
This was dress was fits somewhat oversized. It was designed to be worn as duster or dress, so it has a little more ease than a normal shirt dress would. I didn't make any fit adjustments. This one worked for me straight out of the envelope.
This wasn't necessarily a difficult sew, but it was tedious because I had to take my time sewing it. It's not a zip through project. I cut everything out on a single layer. I used my walking foot and size 100/16 ball point needle.
I didn't interface the collar or the front bands. And I left the cuffs off. I lengthened the sleeves by 4 inches and added 1/2" elastic. The worst part of sewing this was gathering the tiers. I used the yarn method for that. But it felt like it took forever.
I didn't do any seam finishing. I just trimmed the seams down and I left the hem raw.