I was excited to make this dress (view C) and was hoping to wear it to my journal's "banquet"...which is being held a Lucky Strike this year so I thought it would be a nice stylish, not too dressy dress. Unfortunately, it's not as awesome as I was hoping. It doesn't fit at all like I thought. The picture makes it look a lot looser in the bodice than it actually is. Also, I think the drop waist is too high...I prefer for a drop waist to actually hit my hip.
There is actually a front flap/wrap, but you can't really see it. Initially I was considering omitting it, now I know I could have cause it really doesn't make a difference.
It took forever to find a 12" metal zipper that looked decent. This one isn't perfect, but I found it on clearance for 97 cents, so I had to make it work (I was about to spend $16 for one with Swarovski crystals). When I bought this zipper, I didn't notice how the bottom of it is folded in. It really is a handbag zipper. Oh well...too late now. Here's a close-up of the back: