I cut the neckband about 3/8 wider than called for so I could stitch a 1/2 seam to attach the neckband. I like having a little extra width as it makes sewing and handling better.
The sleeves call for a band at the hemline and I cut out the stripe/floral fabric for that band. I still need to attach the bands and hem the dress. The length is a little long but I am thinking about keeping it that length and having a midi length dress. I am still thinking on that.
I needed to take a deeper seam at the back/side back area at the waist line to take out a smidgen of fullness.
Here is shot of the dress hanging as it is now.