I did manage to get Vogue 1362 finished in time - hemming done with two days to spare, I even did French tacks for the first time ever
I'm really pleased with the dress, I think it looks very much like the pattern envelope.
The neck line is amazing! My circles didn't match up but it wasn't a problem to sew.
The back looks like it is stretching slightly but its not, its just the zip isn't in perfectly. The fit ended up being really good. I loved the sleeves, the armholes are smaller and the sleeves are quite fitted which felt odd to start with but I think made it look more polished
That said I did have a problem with the sleeve lining in that it wasn't anywhere long enough to fit over the armhole seam to catch on to the facing. I could only stitch it down on the outer half, its loose under the arm. You can't tell from the outside but if I was doing it again I would cut the lining pieces the same as for the dress and trim the excess away later to give myself more to play with.
I think the side pleats would have worked better if the fabric was a bit more drapey but when you are moving about I don't think this mattered too much.
It was a lovely, if slightly damp, day.
And I was going to take loads more photos - close ups, the insides etc. But we accidentally left our wedding outfits in the in-law's spare room wardrobe. Oops!
I might get the dress back at October half term, or Christmas...