Fitting tip: Measure yourself for your bodice based on the bra you’ll be wearing. It makes a difference. And sew the lining first in case you need to make alterations. Also, I read a couple of reviews of this dress and the center front seam of the skirt was questioned. Trust me on this, if you have a bit of a belly, this seam is your new best friend! Use it as an opportunity to refine fit!
The bodice is self-lined and the skirt uses lining fabric. I used a fabric from my stash.