Well, they say you learn more from your failures than from your successes!
With that being said, I had to completely redo the bodice of this dress. I realized that I should have put the ruffle on BEFORE adding the facing. Rather than take it apart (I had lots of fabric) I just made the entire bodice all over again. This also gave me the opportunity to make it longer. Here we go...
Now I feel much better about the dress.
I discovered an amazing thing. This dress was done as a sew-along HERE
And Voila! Here is my very first adult size dress! I still have to install the zipper and hem but I can truly say I'm excited!! I love this dress and think I'll make more!