Well it has been a while since I have worked on the dress. I am so glad that I am not pressuring myself to finish this on a deadline. I had been putting off doing the hem, the zip and applying the boning to the lining.
Guess what I did?? I followed the best directions for setting a zipper a' la Clare Shaeffer. Wow! I do not ever remember hand basting a zip in forever. I even hand basted some black cotton voile to stabilize the seam for the zip. I just did not want to use fusible on this gorgeous printed eyelet. It would have been a colossal mess.
But this time, I really wanted the zipper to turn out perfect. The fit is amazing. Now to find someone to take my picture so I can post the dress.