The only exception to the perfect fit is due to my choice to put a clunky zipper on the outside of the dress.
I thought this would be "fun"
But it turns out to be a little bumpy... maybe the outside zipper should be used on less fitted garments. At least it's easy to replace!
The back looks good on a hanger!
Pattern: Anna dress from By Hand London
Fabric: Vlisco wax cotton print
Cut & Sizing: Bodice 14, with a FBA based on this tutorial, graded to 16 waist, 18 hips and 20 bottom edge for some extra volume. +5 inches added to hemline. +1 inch to kimono sleeves.
French seams inside, outer zipper.
The FBA added as a diagonal dart just above the first pleat. The second inner pleats were shortened by about an inch to give more room. I managed to eliminate previous bagging neckline by angling the pattern by an inch at center fold neckline. All changes are marked on the traced pattern piece. Stupid facings... they work here but still annoy me. I may just use bias tape for my next dress.