My only other thoughts are that I shortened the hem by 2 inches and hand tacked the back facing to the zipper tape so it doesn’t stick out. It’s not perfect and it’s extra obvious in white fabric but I’m still happy with this pattern. I will be making this again in the future with a muslin first to figure out how to lower the armhole a little. Thanks for reading!
Actually, one more note! I just remembered I cannot normally zipper this dress up on my own! I can only do it when I use the ‘thread a ribbon through the hole in the zipper’ trick. Then after I get it on, I can’t get it off without help. Does this mean I have short arms? Or the dress is too high up on me? Have you sewed this pattern and had the same experience??