I made the dress out of some kind of synthetic material and I somehow forgot to do an FBA so I ended up doing like 1/4" seam allowances in the bust area. I also decided not to line the bodice like it calls for and I finished the neckline and arm holes with some bias tape. I am glad that I finished the neckline that way because the neckline is very low and by finishing the neckline the way I did I gained 5/8" in the neckline. I also did a lapped zipper in the side instead of an invisible zip like it called for.
In the end I love how the dress turned out and I love how the skirt makes it look like I have hips. The only downside is that the dress is extremely hot to wear since it is a synthetic material so I haven't been able to wear it nearly as often as I would like.