Received the proto this week. It's absolutely beautiful. Wore it to a wedding last night (sans petticoat) and it looked great - compliments from both sexes. The skirt bit draped nicely but not full at all. Given the large amount of stretch in the fabric, could've gone down a size. Forget altering this lovely dress, CS should just produce it as is
I love the off the shoulder and long sleeve look and even velvet fabric but would really, really like it if the skirt were not full but instead (same length as shown) a pencil skirt with kick pleat at back.