So, construction details :) I took the skirt up by about 4 inches when I cut out the fabric. It still hits me just below my knee, which I thought was quite odd for a dress from the 1960's. I used vintage pattern wiki to roughly date the pattern to '65, but if anyone knows better, please, enlighten me. I also left out the side bust darts, as I thought they were unnecessary, later to be proved wrong, too late to add them :( I'm happy with the fit though, none the less.
And, look! For the first time I used bias binding to finish of most of the internal seem allowances- never have I made a dress this good looking on the inside as well as the out! :D
I also made a boo-boo when fitting the waist. I wanted to add a little bit of definition as it was rather baggy at my waist, but estimated where to take the dress in (I was feeling cocky, surely). I took it in too low down and did the stupidest thing possible- trimmed the excess fabric before trying it on! Dumbass. I managed to regain about half an inch around my hips with some very careful resewing, but I'm still kicking myself about such a stupid mistake. I can tell you know there has been a lot of un-picking of stitches in this process.
I used bias binding to finish off the arms, neck and hem, as I'm really not a bag fan of facings. I like how it worked out, but I'm still working on my bias binding skills- I struggle to maintain a neat line of stitching :s
I wasn't sure how I felt about the length to begin with, but I love it now when paired with heels. I think it gives a cool, sexy, sophisticated air, what do you think?
All in all, I'm super pleased with how this dress turned out in the end. I love the silhouette, although it's quite different from what I'd normally gravitate towards. But, I guess its good to branch out :)