I gotta say, Im really happy with the slash and spread technique. It worked rather well.
I took good measurements, and it was not too large or too small.
The dress is a slip over, and feels very late 20s. I made a tie belt too.
The gusset was a real good call. It created enough movement so my arms are not restricted. The collar and details are the best part. I have a real obsession with facing. I love the way it finishes a look, keep edges clean, and hides straggle edges.
The collar was a bit of a challenge. I made it up but I didnt like the way it laid on my shoulders so I added one extra scallop in the back. I did have to cut down the front yoke some, but that is a small give.
On the back of the neck, I didnt use any facing, and its bothering me. I dont know if Im going to add it, but the cleanness of facing something is so appealing to me.
You can see that I notched the back as well as the curve of the yoke. I also face it (yay facing) and hand tacked it down from the inside. It lays real well.
I dont like visible stitches either, ick. I try to avoid them as much as I can, but I needed to do some top stitching beneath the collar to hold everything in place. You cant see it so Im glad.
The pockets are probably my favorite part. They have a real nice clean look to them and it reminds me of some of the early dresses I have seen in my life.
For some reason the fold of the yoke is set to one side, so I kept to that. I placed 20s glass buttons on the pockets and the yoke for that extra touch.
I do have to hem it, which Ill do in a bit, then it will be complete. It does look good with the cloche, but Im going to change the button on the cloche to match the dress a bit better.