This is the pattern I'm using - view D, shown in navy on the pattern envelope.
To be perfectly honest, I didn't realise it had a zip in it when I started cutting it out. It's a side zip, tucked under the left arm and opening from about an inch below the armpit to 14" below that. I'm really hoping that, because of the wideish (is that even a word?) neckline, Joanna might be able to get it on and off without using the zip and, if she can do that, then I won't be putting a zip in the "proper" dress.
This morning I used the sewing room window to copy a Christmas stitchery for Joanna to do. I had told her how to copy it but, even as I was telling her, I knew I wasn't making much sense so she asked me to do it for her.
Don't get fooled by the sunshine in that photo. Within minutes it was bucketing rain ... again.
Anyway, it didn't take me long to copy the design for her.
In case that doesn't show the design very well, here it is on paper. It'll be fabulous once it's done. :o)