Sue from Sewin' Steady says it's a FUFO - a finished unfinished object! Butterick 4355 Dress completed!
It came out well, but retains some deeply set wrinkles from its time in the bag as a UFO. I've pressed and pressed and they seem to come back. I'm gonna let it stay on Betsy for a few days and see if then I can steam them out.
As I mentioned previously, the back vent needed some reinforcement, so I put in a decorative little diamond.
This was not designed by the pattern company to be a fully lined dress, but the fabric was very lightweight, so I made it fully lined. As I anticipated, it is snug, as I cut it a few years ago when I was a little thinner. I'm working hard to get back there, so hopefully it will fit well soon. All in all a success!
My plan is to complete an upcycle or two, do one of my new vintage patterns, and then return to the UFO pile to complete the jacket that I cut to go with this dress.