It's a nice pattern, but I'm making a few changes. The bodice is lined....
Before adding the collar, the armhole is stitched to the lining.It's a very nice finish when complete.
The band around the waist called for lining fabric to be used on the inside of the dress. I choose to use the main fabric instead. For some reason, the pattern didn't call for inferfacing this piece. I assume it's because the waistband is cut on the bias. Not Sure. But I didn't do it. But using the main fabric added more stability to the dress.
Also, the pattern didn't call for lining the skirt. I choose to do it. I think it will have a more professional appearance.
Because the pattern didn't call for a lining, I'm not quite sure how I'm going to finish the back yet. Normally the lining is handsewn to the zipper, but the instructions just have the zipper put in after the lining is sewn to the main fabric. At this point, I'm going to bring it into work on Monday and have her try it on. Then I will put the zipper in. I'm thinking I will just sew the lining to the main fabric down the back. If that makes sense. That way I won't have to worry about the lining flapping at the back slit. I will take a pic when I get that far.