Once getting over my sleeve and lining drama the rest of the dress went together easily. There are three pleats in the front skirt and just 1 in the back skirt so its not too fiddly. After attaching the skirt I checked the fit. There was excess room in the bodice and I took the side seems in 1/4"on either side. The dress is still a little wide for my upper frame but I've decided that could work in my favor as it's a winter dress and I'll be layering shirts, slips, long sleeve tops etc.
When it came to inserting the zipper I couldn't get the waistline to match on either side! I ripped and re-interested the zipper twice and ended up getting some unevenness at the neckline in my attempts to improve the waistline. I'll always wear the dress with a belt so I guess it's not a big deal. My other issue with the dress is that its near impossible to undo by myself. I have reasonable shoulder/arm movement but I really have to wriggle to reach and pull the top of the zipper. If I lived alone I probably would avoid wearing this dress.