This is the original pattern.
I used a stretch knit for the fabric, so although the pattern has a zipper down the back, I skipped it. It easily fits over my shoulders without having to fuss with a zipper installation.
|Hems - the redneck way|
Bottom line: I am going to make this again in a different fabric. Maybe even another knit. I'd like a dress I can wear in public without being stared at so much (for all the wrong reasons).