It still took a little bit of time to get around to sewing it. In the interim, I read all the reviews I could find. I found them mostly favorable with several mentions of being short-waisted. Since I am short-waisted, I decided to sew as is the first time to determine where it fell on me. I should have done some measuring and math to figure it out before I cut, but I was tired and in a brain fog.
Overall I am pretty happy with my dress. Even for as short-waisted as I am, I felt like I was constantly needing to tug the ties down into a more comfortable spot. So on the next make I will add about an 1" just above the waist to get it in the right spot. And I made the long-sleeved version, which was not quite long enough. It's okay, because I tend to shove my sleeves up, but it's something to keep in mind.
I think it is a flattering fit and I have received several unsolicited compliments while wearing it. Can't beat that and I am off to make at least one more.
Happy Sewing, Suzanne
P.S. I am still scared of them. Thank goodness for tights, while crossing the parking lot and catching an unexpected gust of wind, I probably showed quite a few people more than they wanted to see. So next time I will also see about extending the "wrap" portion of my dress.