I wore the caul too high on my head - which may be why I felt like a lunchlady the entire day. I should have double-checked the portrait when I got dressed! Overall, I'm pretty happy with the dress. If I were to make it again, I would move the sleeve slit further forward on the shoulder, and cord the bodice for extra stiffening. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the end product. It's very, very comfortable!