I changed the drape for more bust support, & added a medium weight lining. Next time I use this pattern, I'll choose a more suitable fabric and omit the lining. It was difficult to hem the fuller skirt. Surging the bottom would be an easier option if your fabric allows it without looking cheap.Instructions are for intermediate sewers. Does not explain the easier techniques and obvious steps. Would not be suitable for a complete newbie but if you've made a few dresses & worked with stretchy fabric you'll be fine. Check out my blog for more photos & tips.